Jaime de Angulo – The Old Coyote of Big Sur
Harrison Memorial Library

Library Event

Join us in the Gathering Place at the Harrison Memorial Library to explore the literary and cultural legacy of Jaime de Angulo, “The Old Coyote of Big Sur,” with Mary Kerr and Andrew Schelling.

De Angulo was one the most interesting and unusual early students of American Indian languages. Born in Paris of Spanish parents, he came to the United States in 1906, at the age of eighteen. After a period as a cowboy in Colorado, a prison gang foreman in Honduras, and then as a medical student and researcher in genetics, he found his true work in the study of language.  De Angulo lived on a ranch in Big Sur from 1915 to 1950, and was friend and colleague to authors and scholars such as Henry Miller, Robinson Jeffers, Mary Austin, Carl Jung, D. H. Lawrence, and many others.

Mary Kerr, a friend of Jaime de Angulo’s daughter Gui, has republished a new edition of “The Old Coyote of Big Sur.” Andrew Schelling is the author of “Tracks Along the Left Coast: Jaime de Angulo & Pacific Coast Culture.”

Space is limited. Call 831-624-4629 or email hml.reference@gmail.com to register.