Buy Used
$0.15
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Like New | Details
Sold by thrift_books
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Almost in new condition. Book shows only very slight signs of use. Cover and binding are undamaged and pages show minimal use . Millions of satisfied customers and climbing. Thriftbooks is the name you can trust, guaranteed. Spend Less. Read More.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Coyote at Large: Humor in American Nature Writing Paperback – October, 2000


See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$5.18 $0.15
12%20Days%20of%20Deals%20in%20Books
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
12 Days of Kindle Book Deals
Load your library with Amazon's editors' picks, $2.99 or less each today only. Learn more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press (October 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 087480664X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874806649
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,405,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

... It ... will lead you back to writers you already know, or guide you toward new and wonderful encounters... -- Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature

About the Author

Katrina Schimmoeller Peiffer received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Davis. She lives in English, Indiana.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
A treatise on humor that avoids losing the humor is always to be appreciated, and Peiffer manages to do so while contributing a great deal of cultural insight. The book weaves between environmentalist writers who use humor: Edward Abbey, Louise Erdrich, Wendell Berry, and Rachel Carson; and various coyote stories, called Short Cuts (to understanding?), written by Simon Oritz, Ursula Le Guin, Sally Carrighar, and Gary Synder. Although backed up by careful, attentive, and exceedingly thorough scholarship, this book is almost a narrative inofitself; it was really a pleasure to read. It also demonstrates a nice awareness and application of modern feminism while still preserving the humor of some of the works that it describes. Not an easy feat.

I was just looking for coyote jokes, but I ended up significantly expanding my perspective of environmental writing in modern America. I am only sad that this author has not written more!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again