Donn Rawlings (essay date winter 1999)
SOURCE: Rawlings, Donn. “Coyote in the Maze: Eighteen Critics Track Edward Abbey.” Western American Literature 33, no. 4 (winter 1999): 404-16.
[In the following essay, Rawlings surveys the essays in Coyote in the Maze, finding that the poststructuralist character of the pieces supports rather than undermines Abbey's work.]
Alone, we are close to nothing. … Through the art of language, most inevitable of arts—for what is more basic to our humanity than language?—we...
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