The Wolfpen Notebooks
A Record of Appalachian Life
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
"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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