By James Still
After protecting college for 6 years on the forks of complex Creek within the Kentucky hills, James nonetheless moved to a century-old log residence among the waters of Wolfpen Creek and lifeless Mare department, on Little Carr Creek, and have become "the guy within the trees" to his curious buddies. nonetheless joined the lifetime of the scattered group. He raised his personal foodstuff, preserved vegetables and fruit for the wintry weather, and saved stands of bees for honey. A neighbor remarked of nonetheless, "He's left an outstanding task, and are available over in the following and sot down."
Still did sit and write -- the vintage novel River of Earth and lots of poems and brief tales that experience discovered their means into nationwide guides. From the start, nonetheless jotted down expressions, customs, and happenings targeted to the sector. After part a century these jottings crammed twenty-one notebooks. Now they've been introduced jointly in The Wolfpen Notebooks, including an interview with nonetheless, a word list, a entire bibliography of his paintings by means of William Terrell Cornett, and examples of Still's use of the "sayings" in poetry and prose. The "sayings" characterize a side of the Appalachian adventure no longer formerly recorded and of a time mostly past.
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