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

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... 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

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Katrina Schimmoeller Peiffer received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Davis. She lives in English, Indiana.
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  • 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: #2,133,974 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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!
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