Paperback / softback
December 31, 1979
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Men of the Mountains

Written by a beloved American author who grew up in the foothills of the Appalachians, these twenty-one short stories explore the daily lives and activities of Kentucky mountaineers.

Life, animate existence, absorbs Jesse Stuart. Never is it more vital than when juxtaposed with death, hence the contrasting motifs of life and death permeating his work. In this book, Stuart tells the stories of the hills and the men who live there. They "curse the mountains," but love them too, he says. Existing in dimensions of real geography and elaborate imagination, Stuart moves easily between autobiography and fiction and often does not bother to distinguish one from the other. Greenup County, Kentucky blends into Greenwood County, and W-Hollow in both fiction and fact is subject to the proprietorship of the bard of Appalachia.

About the Author

Jesse Stuart is a Kentucky teacher, lecturer, and writer. As a specialist for the U.S. Department of State, he traveled around the world, and he served as a visiting lecturer and professor at the American University in Cairo in 1960-61. His work includes nearly thirty books, ranging from poetry to biography, autobiography, novels, and short stories.


"Everything Stuart writes is simply fragrant with the close and immediate detail of life on the land."—The New Republic

"Chock full of Kentucky hill-folk's lore. . . .Among Mr. Stuart's best creations."—The Nation

9780813101439 : men-of-the-mountains-stuart
Paperback / softback
352 Pages
$25.00 USD

Other Titles by Jesse Stuart

Foretaste of Glory

Jesse Stuart
Sep 1996 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Clearing in the Sky & Other Stories

Jesse Stuart
May 1984 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Trees Of Heaven

Jesse Stuart
Dec 1980 - University Press of Kentucky
$25.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles in FICTION / Short Stories (single author)

Sustainable Living

Elsa Nekola
Dec 2021 - Willow Springs Press
$21.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Drowned Town

Jayne Moore Waldrop
Oct 2021 - Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$24.95 USD - Hardback
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text
$24.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Hubris of an Empty Hand

Mahyar A. Amouzegar
Sep 2021 - University of New Orleans Press
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback