208 Western American Literature Summer 2010 "Counting Back," Davis lends credence to Jeffers's words when his autobiographically informed speaker reflects on his life: "Counting back, / I think I preferred animals and birds. Their indifference / Pleased me, and pleases me to remember" (254). But it would be wrong to think of Davis as excessively misanthropic; he was also very funny, and Booth and Love are right to point out the parallels with Mark Twain, who managed to win the affection of the very people whose foibles he so affably exposed. One gets a sense of the Twain connection in the first paragraph of Honey in the Horn where Davis interweaves the human and non-human landscape of Southern Oregon: "Outside the back fence where the dishcloths were hung to bleach and the green sheep-pelts to cure when there was sun was a ten-mile stretch of creek-meadow with wild vetch and redtop and velvet-grass reaching clear to the black-green fir timber of the mountains where huckleberries grew and sheep pastured in the summer and young men sometimes hid to keep from being jailed" (29). Davis Country provides readers a comprehensive overview of Davis's multifaceted writing life, including poems, essays,
Western American Literature – The Western Literature Association
Published: Aug 13, 2010
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