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By Katrina Schimmoeller Peiffer

Coyote at huge shatters the misunderstanding that nature writing-works that appear restricted to expressing traditional awe, reverence, piety, and wonder-is a humorless style. during this vital and awesome booklet , Katrina Peiffer finds and explores the comedy and humor lengthy ignored in conventional and modern environmental literature. Edward Abbey, Louise Erdrich, Wendell Berry, and Rachel Carson, whom the writer dubs "comic moralist," command heart degree during this examine. yet in playful textual interludes, the trickster-coyote of local American mythology seem within the wings, roaming at huge throughout the prose and poetry of Simon Ortiz, Ursula Le Guin, Sally Carrighar, and Gary Snyder, proving a habitual analog of the way comedy and humor exhibit themselves within the higher canon of yankee nature writings. full of life writing coupled with a delightfully wily process make Coyote at huge an attractive and enlightening learn for ecocritics in addition to scholars of yank literature.

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