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The Resource James Still : a life, Carol Boggess

James Still : a life, Carol Boggess

Label
James Still : a life
Title
James Still
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Carol Boggess
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
James Still (1906--2001) first achieved national recognition in the 1930s as a poet, and he remains one of the most beloved and important writers in Appalachian literature. Though he is best known for the seminal novel River of Earth -- which Time magazine called a "work of art" and which is often compared to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath as a poignant literary exploration of the Great Depression -- Still is also recognized as a significant writer of short fiction. His stories were frequently published in outlets such as the Atlantic and the Saturday Evening Post and won numerous awards, including the O. Henry Memorial Prize. In the definitive biography of the man known as the "dean of Appalachian literature," Carol Boggess offers a detailed portrait of Still. Despite his notable output and importance as a mentor to generations of young writers, Still was extremely private, preferring a quiet existence in a century-old log house between the waters of Wolfpen Creek and Dead Mare Branch in Knott County, Kentucky. Boggess, who befriended the author in the last decade of his life, draws on correspondence, journal entries, numerous interviews with Still and his family, and extensive archival research to illuminate his somewhat mysterious personal life. James Still: A Life explores every period of Still's life, from his childhood in Alabama, through the years he spent supporting himself in various odd jobs while trying to build his literary career, to the decades he spent fostering other talents. This long-overdue biography not only offers an important perspective on the author's work and art but also celebrates the legacy of a man who succeeded in becoming a legend in his own lifetime
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boggess, Carol
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Still, James
  • Still, James
  • Authors, American
  • Appalachian Region
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
  • Authors, American
  • Intellectual life
  • Appalachian Region
Label
James Still : a life, Carol Boggess
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 A Place to Begin; 2 Old Enough to Go Traipsing; 3 The Model Scout; 4 Working His Way; 5 Mentors, Friends, and Patron; 6 The Scholar's Tale; 7 A Practical Degree; 8 "19-Dirty-one"; 9 To the Jumping-off Place; 10 Hindman Becomes a Haven; 11 Beyond the Hills, 1935-1940; 12 A Man Singing to Himself; 13 Jolly in a Courting Mood; 14 Joining Up and Shipping Out; 15 Somewhere in Africa; 16 Coming Home Again; PHOTOGRAPHS; 17 On Dead Mare Branch; 18 Back to Hindman; 19 Family Loss and Brotherly Love; 20 On to Morehead; 21 Then-what Days
  • 22 Making Friends and Keeping Them23 Pattern of a Writer in Pursuit of Publication; 24 Still the Explorer, 1972-1990; 25 Jolly and Godey; 26 Jim Wayne and Anson; 27 At Home in This World; 28 Invitation to the Eternal; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1001434242
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813174204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1th61nk
  • b9bf3024-9eac-4b8b-8c72-c1f28fde79cb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001434242
Label
James Still : a life, Carol Boggess
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 A Place to Begin; 2 Old Enough to Go Traipsing; 3 The Model Scout; 4 Working His Way; 5 Mentors, Friends, and Patron; 6 The Scholar's Tale; 7 A Practical Degree; 8 "19-Dirty-one"; 9 To the Jumping-off Place; 10 Hindman Becomes a Haven; 11 Beyond the Hills, 1935-1940; 12 A Man Singing to Himself; 13 Jolly in a Courting Mood; 14 Joining Up and Shipping Out; 15 Somewhere in Africa; 16 Coming Home Again; PHOTOGRAPHS; 17 On Dead Mare Branch; 18 Back to Hindman; 19 Family Loss and Brotherly Love; 20 On to Morehead; 21 Then-what Days
  • 22 Making Friends and Keeping Them23 Pattern of a Writer in Pursuit of Publication; 24 Still the Explorer, 1972-1990; 25 Jolly and Godey; 26 Jim Wayne and Anson; 27 At Home in This World; 28 Invitation to the Eternal; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
on1001434242
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813174204
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1th61nk
  • b9bf3024-9eac-4b8b-8c72-c1f28fde79cb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001434242

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