James Still





James Still

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born
in near Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama, The United States
July 16, 1906

died
April 28, 2001

gender
male

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James Still (July 16, 1906 – April 28, 2001) was an Appalachian poet, novelist and folklorist. He lived most of his life in a log house along the Dead Mare Branch of Little Carr Creek, Knott County, Kentucky. He was best known for the novel River of Earth, which depicted the struggles of coal mining in eastern Kentucky.

Still’s mother was sixteen when she moved to Alabama due to a tornado destroying the family home. His father was a horse doctor with no formal training. James Still was born July 16, 1906 near Lafayette, Chambers County, Alabama. Still was considered a quiet child but a hard worker. He along with his nine siblings worked the family farm. They farmed cotton, sugar cane, soybeans and corn. At the age of seven, Still began grade...more


Average rating: 4.02 · 676 ratings · 67 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
River of Earth
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 1978 — 4 editions
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The Wolfpen Notebooks: A Re...
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1991 — 5 editions
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And Then They Came for Me: ...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1999
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From the Mountain, from the...
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2001 — 5 editions
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An Appalachian Mother Goose
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1998
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Pattern of a Man & Other St...
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Run for the Elbertas-Pa
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1980
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Wolfpen Poems
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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