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On Troublesome Creek

Stories

James Still left eastern Kentucky for Europe in 1941 after enlisting in the US Army during World War II, leaving behind a recently published, semi-autobiographical 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 global 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: New and Collected Poems.

 

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Other Titles by James Still

Hounds on the Mountain

James Still
Jul 2022 - Fireside Industries, an imprint of University Press of Kentucky
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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$14.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Hills Remember

James Still, edited by Ted Olson, OtherTeresa Perry Reynolds
Jul 2022 - University Press of Kentucky
$29.95 USD - Hardback
$29.95 USD - Electronic book text
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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

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