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9781950564224
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Hounds on the Mountain

First published in 1937, Hounds on the Mountain evokes James Still's personal experiences of eastern Kentucky through reflective folk poems describing Appalachian mountain life from birth through death. Written during the Great Depression, the collection emphasizes a collective reliance on the earth and the primacy of nature that Still observed from the seclusion of his thirty-acre home in Knott County, Kentucky.

Still, who became known as the "Dean of Appalachian Literature," describes the changing landscape of his community as a tale of personal and environmental erosion. As the poet pleads for his readers to better protect this fragile ecosphere, he plants the seeds for his rise to literary eminence. Still's focus on the self-made authenticity of regional community artisans also reminded American readers during the Great Depression that local economies needed support, the same as those at the national and global levels. Hounds on the Mountain allows today's audiences to appreciate Still's first published book as both literature and as a treasured cultural symbol of Appalachian life then and now.

About the Author

James Still (1906–2001) wrote several works of fiction and poetry including River of Earth, The Wolfpen Poems, and From the Mountain, From the Valley.

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Other Titles by James Still

On Troublesome Creek

James Still
Jun 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Hills Remember

James Still, edited by Ted Olson, OtherTeresa Perry Reynolds
Jun 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Rusties and Riddles and Gee-Haw Whimmy-Diddles

James Still
Dec 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$15.00 USD - Hardback
$25.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles in POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Places

The Writing of an Hour

Brenda Coultas
Mar 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$35.00 USD - Hardback

Dreaming in the Bone Boat

Raymond "Moose" Jackson
Feb 2022 - University of New Orleans Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Asked What Has Changed

Ed Roberson
Feb 2022 - Wesleyan University Press
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$15.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.99 USD - Electronic book text