Edward Hoagland Autograph

Essayist, novel, travel author. Received  3/8/1974.

His My Turn essay is a fairly standard one about how a series of misfortunes, including some health issues and a brush with a dangerous accident, gave him a greater appreciation of life before his circumstances improved. Yet the specific nature of some of thesevents, including an uncontrollable pier fire near his Manhattan apartment and someone putting sugar in his gas tank, are eerie reminders of the rotten, anarchic decay that was New York City in the 1970s.