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River of earth

by James Still

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  • 17 Currently reading

Published by University Press of Kentucky in Lexington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Appalachian Region
    • Subjects:
    • Mountain life -- Fiction,
    • Appalachian Region -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      Reprint of the ed. published by Viking Press, New York, with a new foreword.

      StatementJames Still ; with foreword by Dean Cadle.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPZ3.S8566 Ri 1978, PS3537.T5377 Ri 1978
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 245 p. ;
      Number of Pages245
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4572266M
      ISBN 100813113725
      LC Control Number77092928

      James Still has 19 books on Goodreads with 62 ratings. James Still’s most popular book is River of Earth. James Still's volume of verse, Hounds on the Mountain, was a lovely thing. This — his first novel — if it can be classed as such, reflects many of the qualities of his poetry, his ability to portray the primitive, destitute Kentucky mountaineers without sentimentalizing and without over-emphasis,by picturing the round of daily activities, by recording the crude, rich argot of the people.

        Which is precisely why River of Earth needs to be rediscovered. Relevant as ever, it remains worthy of our attention and praise and reflection. It is genuine Americana told in a brilliant, clear, lyrical style. I want to make sure people know about it." -- Midwest Book Review "A tenderly written and well-sustained story." -- New York Times/5(44). Get this from a library! River of earth. [James Still] -- The story of a poor family in Appalachia, pulled between the despair of their meager farm and the promise offered by the mining camp, as seen through the eyes of a small boy.

      A classic of Appalachian literature-- River of Earth is told through the eyes of the oldest son (around 7 years old, he remains unnamed throughout, although his parents lovingly call him one of their chaps) who narrates the story of his family's struggles in the hills of eastern Kentucky/5(5). River of Earth. This book was titled well. A river, when in the middle of it, seems without beginning or end - a continuum of sorts. This is the perfect analogy for the telling of the kind of life these people lived. James Still is a wonderful writer. He tells the story of a time and place vividly and effortlessly/5(3).


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Which is precisely why River of Earth needs to be rediscovered. Relevant as ever, it remains worthy of our attention and praise and reflection. It is genuine Americana told in a brilliant, clear, lyrical style. I want to make sure people know about it."―Midwest Book Review--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition/5(57).

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He sees his parents pulled between the meager farm with its sense of independence and the mining camp with its uncertain promise of material prosperity.4/5(5). Since the early s, James Still made his home in eastern Kentucky, living in an ancient log cabin on Dead Mare Branch and supporting himself by farming, teaching, and serving as librarian for the Hindman Settlement School.

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It speaks just as clearly to a reader's heart today as though the words just flowed from James Still's pen - just flowed from the mountains and mountain people. It is a book with feeling, full of emotions and people who face life square on every.

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River of Earth documents this community at a critical time in its history. It is rich with the “thinginess” of the world – first the home place and the garden patch, then the coal camps.

When Still wrote the book inthe vast majority of Americans knew little to nothing about. River of Earth is not Faulkner; it has nothing surreal or modern or high-flown about it, and it and seems of no literary era or school. It speaks in lovely Appalachian English, which conveys a structure of thought and ages of wisdom, sort of like the language of Cold Mountain, but here plain and real instead of artsy-sounding/5.

River of Earth and Sky: Poems for The universe unfolds in a series of images which change the inner experience of the reader. If the poem goes deep enough, the writer and the reader will be changed in a significant way by the end of the poem/5.

River of Earth follows a family in the Appalachian mining culture in the early 20th century. The language is archaic and picturesque.

A reader familiar with only present day discourse would be lost without an appended glossary, which unfortunately is not provided. The story is narrated by a young boy moving with his family from one dirt-poor /5(57).

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