James Still’s River of Earth: The Definitive Appalachian Novel Turns 75
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.
Olson, Ted. 2015. James Still’s River of Earth: The Definitive Appalachian Novel Turns 75. Charleston Gazette-Mail. https://www.wvgazettemail.com/opinion/ted-olson-the-definitive-appalachian-novel-turns/article_a4ce651c-0717-5a34-92db-d4871682005f.html