Title

James Still’s River of Earth: The Definitive Appalachian Novel Turns 75

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-15-2015

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.