Catfish at the Pump proves abundantly that the art of story telling was practiced diligently by our plains ancestors. Roger Welsch, who brought out Shingling the Fog and Other Plains Lies in 1972 (reprinted by the University of Nebraska Press in 1980), now issues this "book about lies and liars," knowing full well that "underlying the pioneer sense of humor is a profound respect for truth."
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 152
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 11 mm
"The book is more than a collection of good tales and jokes; it is, in fact, a serious study about humor. . . . well documented and well written."-Nebraska History * Nebraska History *
"This entertaining and worthwhile book will be of particular interest to those who are interested in plains pioneers, especially if they have a feel for the humorous aspects of rural life. However, even the humorless will profit from reading it because it contributes significantly to our understanding of pioneer life."-North Dakota History * North Dakota History *