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August 8, 1991
9780813117416
English
192
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$70.00 USD
v2.1 Reference
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December 13, 2009
9780813193441
English
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The Wolfpen Notebooks

A Record of Appalachian Life

After keeping school for six years at the forks of Troublesome Creek in the Kentucky hills, James Still moved to a century-old log house between the waters of Wolfpen Creek and Dead Mare Branch, on Little Carr Creek, and became "the man in the bushes" to his curious neighbors. Still joined the life of the scattered community. He raised his own food, preserved fruits and vegetables for the winter, and kept two stands of bees for honey. A neighbor remarked of Still, "He's left a good job, and come over in here and sot down."

Still did sit down and write—the classic novel River of Earth and many poems and short stories that have found their way into national publications. From the beginning, Still jotted down expressions, customs, and happenings unique to the region. After half a century those jottings filled twenty-one notebooks. Now they have been brought together in The Wolfpen Notebooks, together with an interview with Still, a glossary, a comprehensive bibliography of his work by William Terrell Cornett, and examples of Still's use of the "sayings" in poetry and prose. The "sayings" represent an aspect of the Appalachian experience not previously recorded and of a time largely past.

About the Author

James Still's fiction has won numerous awards, including the Marjorie Peabody Waite Award and the O. Henry Memorial Prize.

Reviews

"Open at almost any page and you'll be struck by the wonderful Appalachian idiom that Still has captured in his jottings."—Huntington Herald Dispatch

"It is rare that so much information is given by a writer on his own use of folklore in literature . . . an important publication."—Journal of American Folklore

"Illustrates the rich and varied nature of Appalachian lore and conversation."—Register of the Kentucky Historical Society

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Other Titles by James Still

River Of Earth

James Still
May 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

Chinaberry

James Still, edited by Silas House
Aug 2012 - University Press of Kentucky
$21.95 USD - Hardback
$19.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The Hills Remember

James Still, edited by Ted Olson, OtherTeresa Perry Reynolds
Mar 2012 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General

Silas House

edited by Sylvia Shurbutt, with contributions byAdam Booth, foreword by Denise Giardina, with contributions byDavid O. Hoffman, Maurice Manning, Jennifer Adkins Reynolds, Donna Summerlin, Natalie Sypolt, Marianne Worthington, Jacqueline...
Jun 2021 - University Press of Kentucky
$32.95 USD - book
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Remainders of the American Century

Brent Ryan Bellamy
Jun 2021 - Wesleyan University Press
$24.95 USD - book
$80.00 USD - book

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Cormac McCarthy

edited by Stacey Peebles, Benjamin West
Jun 2021 - The Modern Language Association of America, an imprint of Modern Language Association of America
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