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On Troublesome Creek

James Still left eastern Kentucky for Europe in 1941 after enlisting in the U.S. Army during World War II, leaving behind a recently published, semiautobiographical work of fiction, On Troublesome Creek. Even as he developed a broader worldview, his work continued to draw from the agrarian and regional sources of life in the Cumberland Plateau that supported the American war effort. Like the riverbeds and creeks he so often evoked, Still reminds readers of the local and regional founts that they were fighting for in the century's second great war. The "Dean of Appalachian Literature," James Still grew up in Alabama before settling down in Knott County, Kentucky in the early 1930s. In On Troublesome Creek, he describes the ebbs and flows of Appalachian living while celebrating the culture defined by family, self-sufficiency, and hard work. The colloquial dialogue brings to life a community attached to the land on which they had lived for generations and the victuals and rituals that kept their world in motion amidst uncertainty.

About the Author

James Still (1906-2001) was the author of several works of fiction and poetry, including River of Earth, The Wolfpen Poems, and From the Mountain, From the Valley.
University Press of Kentucky

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Other Titles by James Still

Hounds on the Mountain

James Still
Jun 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$14.95 USD - Electronic book text
$14.95 USD - Electronic book text

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

From the Mountain, From the Valley

James Still
Apr 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$35.00 USD - Hardback
$35.00 USD - Electronic book text
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

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In Everything I See Your Hand

Naira Kuzmich
Jun 2022 - University of New Orleans Press
$18.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Giambatista Viko; or, The Rape of African Discourse

Georges Ngal, edited by David Damrosch, translated by David Damrosch
Mar 2022 - Modern Language Association of America
$23.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Being Here

Manini Nayar
Feb 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$21.95 USD - Hardback
$21.95 USD - Electronic book text
$21.95 USD - Electronic book text