Title

The Definitive ’Appalachian Novel’ Celebrates Its Diamond Anniversary

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2015

Description

Excerpt: Seventy-five years ago this month the definitive ‘Appalachian’ novel was published—James Still’s River of Earth. ‘Appalachian’ literature did not exist then. Still and his novel essentially spawned the phenomenon of people writing consciously and reflexively about Appalachia, a storied if misunderstood American region.