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James StillA Life$
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Carol Boggess

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780813174181

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.001.0001

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Jolly and Godey

Jolly and Godey

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James Still

Carol Boggess

University Press of Kentucky

As Still approached 80, his name was becoming widely recognized as a writer and an Appalachian personality. This chapter explores the anomaly of James Still by comparing him to two of his creations, the joyful Uncle Jolly and mischievous Godey Spurlock. His 80th birthday was a day-long celebration at Hindman Settlement School with 400 people attending. The day was declared James Still Day by the governor of Kentucky; the party was named A Master Time.

Keywords:   Appalachian personality, anomaly, Uncle Jolly, Godey Spurlock, James Still Day, 80th birthday

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