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Silas House: Exploring an Appalachian Writer's Work

Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt


Bestselling author, journalist, playwright, and activist Silas House has focused nearly all of his work on Appalachia. His acclaimed and diverse body of work includes the novels Clay's Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, The Coal Tattoo, Eli the Good, and Southernmost. Well known for its lyrical style, diverse and sympathetic characters, and political engagement, House's work is overdue for deeper critical study. In this groundbreaking book, editor and coauthor Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt brings together established and rising scholars to discuss House and his writings through a critical lens. Various ch ... More

Keywords: Silas House, Literary Criticism, Fiction, Plays, LGBTQ, Non-fiction, Appalachia, south, literature, literary fiction, essays

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780813181127
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813181127.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt, editor
Shepherd University

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