James Still

James Still

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Best known as the author of the acclaimed novel River of Earth (1940), Alabama native James Still is one of the most critically acclaimed writers of Appalachian literature. This compilation of scholarly essays exploring Stills literary work is the first book-length collection of its kind and features contributions from leading scholars and writers, including Wendell Berry, Fred Chappell, Jim Wayne Miller, Jeff Daniel Marion, Diane Fisher, Dean Cadle, and Hal Crowther.As in many other twentieth-century childrena#39;s books, the boy perceives that adults can be foolish and ignorant; the narrow-minded ... Stilla#39;s realistic novels and short stories about childhood seem to contrast dramatically with his books of folklore, full of magic and fun, but ... of whether the realistic characters are being compared to folktale heroes, or the folktales are based on everyday realities of rural life, anbsp;...

Title:James Still
Author:Ted Olson, Kathy H. Olson
Publisher:McFarland - 2007-10-09


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