WorldCat Identities

Still, James 1906-2001

Overview
Works: 110 works in 237 publications in 2 languages and 12,054 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Poetry  Riddles  Novels  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Quotations  Notebooks  Literature  Short stories 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
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( )

21 editions published between 1940 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 1,722 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
Rusties and riddles & gee-haw whimmy-diddles by James Still( )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 1,257 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
Chinaberry by James Still( )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 1,239 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
The hills remember : the complete short stories of James Still by James Still( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 915 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
From the mountain, from the valley : new and collected poems by James Still( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 681 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( )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 679 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
Sporty Creek : a novel about an Appalachian boyhood by James Still( )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When work ceases in the Kentucky coal mines during the Depression of 1929, a young boy and his family move to the mountains to live off the land
Jack and the wonder beans by James Still( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1996 in English and held by 472 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 )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of riddles and other witticisms from the Appalachians of Kentucky
Pattern of a man & other stories by James Still( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1976, with a 2001 afterword by Wendell Berry. James Still was born on Double Creek in Alabama, one of ten children. For most of his life he lived in a log house at the forks of Troublesome and Wolfpen creeks in Knott County, Kentucky. The unique native dialect of the Kentucky mountains informs the language of all his stories. "Not many writers have been able to concentrate so much power into a few pages. When you look up from `The Nest' or `The Scrape,' you find the room filled with afterimages...Because, perhaps, of its artistic integrity this body of work never exploits or condescends to its subject, a region that has been condescended to and exploited almost by convention"--Wendell Berry."--Amazon
An Appalachian Mother Goose by James Still( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of Mother Goose rhymes as collected from the Appalachian region oral tradition
Kentucky story, a collection of short stories by Hollis Summers( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wolfpen rusties : Appalachian riddles & gee-haw whimmy-diddles by James Still( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of sayings and riddles from the hills of Kentucky
Hounds on the mountain by James Still( Book )

8 editions published between 1937 and 1965 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 108 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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Velveteen Rabbit is not a 'real' rabbit, like the rabbits he meets in the forest. He has seams and is full of stuffing. Still, the Velveteen Rabbit doesn't mind as long as the boy who owns him loves him. One of the rabbit's friends tells him that a toy becomes real if its owner truly loves it. But when the boy leaves home to recover from an illness and is forced to leave his Velveteen Rabbit behind, what will become of his beloved toy?
Kentucky voices : a bicentennial celebration of writing( Recording )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wolfpen notebooks : a record of Appalachian life by James Still( )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After keeping school for six years at the forks of Troublesome Creek in the Kentucky hills, James Still moved to a century-old log house between the waters of Wolfpen Creek and Dead Mare Branch, on Little Carr Creek, and became ""the man in the bushes"" to his curious neighbors. Still joined the life of the scattered community. He raised his own food, preserved fruits and vegetables for the winter, and kept two stands of bees for honey. A neighbor remarked of Still, ""He's left a good job, and come over in here and sot down."" Still did sit down and write -- the classic novel River o
 
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River of earth
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ChinaberryFrom the mountain, from the valley : new and collected poemsSporty Creek : a novel about an Appalachian boyhoodJack and the wonder beansPattern of a man & other storiesAn Appalachian Mother GooseThe Wolfpen notebooks : a record of Appalachian life
Alternative Names
James Still Amerikaans dichter (1906-2001)

James Still file Meiriceánach

James Still poet amerikan

James Still poeta estadounidense

James Still poeta estatunidenc

James Still poeta estauxunidense (1906–2001)

James Still poeta statunitense

James Still poète américain

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Languages
English (152)

Italian (3)