James Still

James Still


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

Died
April 28, 2001

Genre


For the American playwright, see James Still.

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
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River of Earth

4.01 avg rating — 778 ratings — published 1940 — 5 editions
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Chinaberry

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The Wolfpen Notebooks: A Re...

4.12 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1991 — 7 editions
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From the Mountain, from the...

3.97 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Pattern of a Man & Other St...

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The Run for the Elbertas

3.90 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1980 — 6 editions
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The Wolfpen Poems

4.37 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1986 — 2 editions
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An Appalachian Mother Goose

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Sporty Creek

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1977 — 8 editions
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“It always matters who the storyteller is. It’s a lens.”
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