WorldCat Identities

Still, James 1906-2001

Overview
Works: 105 works in 192 publications in 1 language and 9,769 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Quotations  Short stories  Biography  Interviews  Drama  Animated films 
Roles: Author, Signer
Classifications: PS3537.T5377, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Still
River of earth by James Still( Book )

14 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Jack and the wonder beans by James Still( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Appalachian variant of the traditional tale, Jack trades his old cow to a gypsy for three beans that are guaranteed to feed him his entire life
Way down yonder on Troublesome Creek : Appalachian riddles & rusties by James Still( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of riddles and other witticisms from the Appalachians of Kentucky
From the mountain, from the valley : new and collected poems by James Still( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Still first achieved national recognition in the 1930s as a poet. Although he is better known today as a writer of fiction, it is his poetry that many of his essential images, such as the ""mighty river of earth, "" first found expression. Yet much of his poetry remains out of print or difficult to find. From the Mountain, From the Valley collects all of Still's poems, including several never before published, and corrects editorial mistakes that crept into previous collections. The poems are presented in chronological order, allowing the reader to trace the evolution of Still's
The run for the Elbertas by James Still( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In language both spare and colorful, sure in its command of Appalachian dialect and poetic in its evocation of mountain settings, James Still's stories reveal the lives of his people -- lives of privation and struggle, lived with honesty as well as humor. With a foreword by Cleanth Brooks and an afterword by the author, The Run for the Elbertas features thirteen stories from one of America's masters of the short story. Enjoyable and enriching, Still's stories sparkle with wisdom and joy
An Appalachian Mother Goose by James Still( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Mother Goose rhymes as collected from the Appalachian region oral tradition
Pattern of a man & other stories by James Still( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinaberry by James Still( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic story of adolescence by the late Still (19062001; River of Earth) pursues migrant workers from Alabama to an East Texas ranch. The 13-year-old narrator has accompanied his father's friend, Ernest, and two young men to Texas looking for work; the barefoot boy is small for his age, and as they pass through an East Texas town, he attracts the attention of a wealthy farmer, Anson Winters, who invites the four of them back to his Chinaberry ranch to stay and work for the summer. Anson lost his son several years before and has not gotten over it; also a widower, he has remarried the lovely Lurie, though in three years of marriage they still have no children of their own. The narrator is installed in Anson and Lurie's bedroom and otherwise spoiled, evidence of Anson's transference of affection to the boy, while Lurie intimates that she and the boy are mere substitutes
Sporty Creek : a novel about an Appalachian boyhood by James Still( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When work ceases in the Kentucky coal mines during the Depression, a young boy and his family move to the mountains to live off of their land
The Wolfpen rusties : Appalachian riddles & gee-haw whimmy-diddles by James Still( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sayings and riddles from the hills of Kentucky
Rusties and riddles & gee-haw whimmy-diddles by James Still( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riddles and witticisms collected by the author from the people of the Kentucky mountains and southern Appalachians and previously presented in two volumes: Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek and The Wolfpen Rusties. Includes explanatory notes
Hounds on the mountain by James Still( Book )

6 editions published between 1937 and 1965 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hills remember : the complete short stories of James Still by James Still( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Still remains one of the most beloved and important writers in Appalachian literature. Best known for his acclaimed novel River of Earth (1940), the Alabama native and adopted Kentuckian left an enduring legacy of novels, stories, and poems during his nearly seventy year career. The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James Still honors the late writer by collecting all of Still's short stories, including his stories from On Troublesome Creek (1941), Pattern of a Man and Other Stories (1976), and The Run for the Elbertas (1980), as well as twelve prose pieces originally publish
The wolfpen poems by James Still( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Troublesome creek by James Still( Book )

4 editions published between 1941 and 1983 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret history of the future by James Still( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The velveteen rabbit : from the story by Margery Williams by James Still( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written as a "memory play," The Velveteen rabbit is an emotional journey through time told through the eyes of a young man looking back on his childhood
The Little Bear movie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a tale of friendship and family, Little Bear makes a new friend in wild young Cub. Together with Duck, Cat, Owl, and Hen, they undertake a journey to reunite Cub with his parents
Kentucky voices : a bicentennial celebration of writing( Recording )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Appalachian writers( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading and discussing their own works, Appalachian writers James Still, Verna Mae Slone, and Gurney Norman share the common setting of the coal country and how modern America has affected traditional Appalachian culture
 
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River of earth
Alternative Names
James Still American poet

James Still Amerikaans dichter (1906-2001)

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Languages
English (119)

Covers
Jack and the wonder beansFrom the mountain, from the valley : new and collected poemsAn Appalachian Mother GoosePattern of a man & other storiesChinaberrySporty Creek : a novel about an Appalachian boyhoodJames Still : critical essays on the dean of Appalachian literature