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Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology$
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Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813178790

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001

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James Still

James Still


(p.241) James Still
Writing Appalachia
Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd
University Press of Kentucky

Many people are surprised to learn that James Still was not a native of eastern Kentucky but of central Alabama, for his name has become synonymous with Appalachian literature. Many of his short stories and poems as well as his novel River of Earth (1940) are set in Knott County, Kentucky, where he worked at the Hindman School and lived for almost all of his adult life. Still’s work delves deeply into the lives of people and communities in one corner of Appalachia but simultaneously speaks to experiences in rural places and small towns everywhere. His writing also explores nature and the individual’s relationship to it....

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