James Still Bibliography

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  1. Pattern of a man & other stories. Lexington, KY : Gnomon, 2001

    1st ed. with new afterword by Wendell Berry, 25th anniversary ed. Includes: Mrs. Razor, A master time, Snail pie, A ride on the short dog, The nest, Pattern of a man, Maybird Upshaw, The sharp tack, Brother to Methuselum, The scrape, and Encounter on Keg Branch. ISBN: 0917788753 (pbk.)
  2. From the mountain, from the valley: new and collected poems. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2001

    Edited by Ted Olson, includes bibliographical references and indexes. Table of Contents
    "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 in 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 voice. Throughout, his language is fresh and vigorous and his insight profound. Ted Olson's introduction recounts Still's early literary career and explores the poetic origins of his acclaimed lyrical prose. Still himself has contributed the illuminating autobiographical essay "A Man Singing to Himself," filled with poignant and humorous reminiscences." ** Author Notes ** James Still, the first poet laureate of Kentucky, recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and many other awards and honors, is the author of numerous works. Ted Olson is assistant professor of Appalachian studies and English at East Tennessee State University. ISBN: 081312199X
  3. Sporty Creek. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1999, 1977

    "Sporty Creek" is a series set in the Kentucky Hills. Narrated by a young cousin of the narrator of James Still's classic novel River of Earth, the book tells the story of one family during the Great Depression. With work in the coal mines sporadic, they move from place to place, trying to earn a living the best they can. Illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson. ISBN: 0813109655
  4. The velveteen rabbit: from the story by Margery Williams New Orleans. La.: Anchorage Press, 1998

    2nd ed. Story by Margery Williams Bianco, 1880-1944, adapted by James Still. This is a children's story that from which adults can also benefit. ISBN: 0876022891
  5. An Appalachian Mother Goose. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky,1998

    A compilation of Mother Goose rhymes as collected from the Appalachian region oral tradition. James Still brings fresh life to the classic rhymes of Mother Goose, and introduces readers to the delights of gooseberry pie, the festivities of Jockey Day, and the dangers of witch-broom. 26 illustrations by Paul Brett Johnson. ISBN: 0813120926
  6. James Still: portrait of the artist as a boy in Alabama. Lexington, Ky : King Library Press,1998

    In words of James Still based on taped interviews and conversations. Autobiographical material compiled by Wade Hall.
  7. Jack and the wonder beans. New Orleans, La. : Anchorage Press, 1996

    With Snipes, Larry E.; Noderer, Mark; Snipes, Vivian Robin. Adapted by Larry E. Snipes from the book by James Still; musical selections with original lyrics by Mark Noderer; additional lyrics by Vivian Robin Snipes. ISBN: 0876023405
  8. Those I want in heaven with me should there be such a place. Versailles, Ky.: Printed by Adela Press at Larkspur Press, 1996

    1 broadside ; 47 x 27 cm.
    "The poem first appeared in Appalachian Journal." Broadside: "Published in honor of the poet's ninetieth birthday, July, 1906."/ Adela broadside two. 200 copies./ Printed in black with blue title on white stock. First line: First, I want my dog Jack.
  9. Jack and the wonder beans. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1996, 1977

    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. Illustrated by Margot Tomes. ISBN: 0813117356
  10. At the forks of Troublesome: 15th annual Appalachian Writers Workshop. Kentucky Educational Television. [Lexington, Ky.]: KET, the Kentucky Network, 1993

    1 videocassette (57 min.) Producer, Guy Mendes ; editors, James Walker, Otis Ballard. In a workshop held at Hindman Settlement School, prominent Kentucky authors read excerpts from their writings. Participants include James Still, Jim Wayne Miller, Lee Smith, Gurney Norman, Chris Holbrook, Al Stewart, George Ella Lyon, and Ed McClanahan. Randy Wilson provides musical accompaniment for James Still.
  11. Heritage. Louisville, Ky.: Bellarmine College Press, 1992

    1 sheet : ill. ; 33 cm. "Printed in an edition of 500 copies ... on occasion of James Still's visit to the college."
  12. Heritage. 1992

    1 sheet ([1] p.) : ill. ; 28 x 22 cm. Poem.
  13. Kentucky voices a bicentennial celebration of writing. Louisville, Ky.: Kentucky Center for the Arts, 1992.

    7 sound cassettes:Includes: book (88 p.) [Vol. 1]. James Still -- [vol. 2]. Marsha Norman -- [vol. 3]. Jim Wayne Miller -- [vol. 4]. Sena Jeter Naslund -- [vol. 5]. Sarah Gorham ; Jeffrey Skinner -- [vol. 6]. Maureen Morehead -- [vol. 7]. Fenton Johnson. Accompanying book contains essays by other noted Kentucky writers about the recorded authors. Eight Kentucky writers read from their own works; previously recorded as part of the Kentucky Center for the Arts' Readings series beginning in 1988.
  14. The secret history of the future. New York : Samuel French, 1992

    A play with listed subject headings: Time travel-- Spain -- History -- 711-1516 -- Drama.
  15. Heritage. with Wilson, Randy and Jennings, Judith. Whitesburg, KY: June Appal Recordings, 1992.

    Side 1 presents a performance in which James Still reads some of his most famous passages and poems, while Randy Wilson plays and sings traditional ballads and hymns. Side 2 is an interview of James Still by Judith Jennings. Contents: Appalachia: a definition -- River of Earth (poem) -- I was born humble -- from Afterword, The run for the Elbertas -- Wolfpen Creek -- Leap minnows, leap -- Dance on Pushback -- from River of earth -- Those I want in heaven with me should there be such a place -- Heritage -- James Still on his life and work, interview with Judith Jennings. Traditional music performed by Randy Wilson: Poor pilgrim of sorrow; I will bow; My shepherd shall supply my need; Fly around my pretty little miss; Camp a lil' while in the wilderness; Sweet little Jesus boy; I can feel a soft wind sweeping./ Text of poem "Heritage" printed on container insert.
  16. Appalachian week, 1991. Carson-Newman College.; Center for Educational Service to Appalachia. Jefferson City, Tn: Carson-Newman College, 1991.

    1 videocassette. Presentation of CESA award to James Still by Danny Marion, followed by his comments, and the program Poetry and Music by James Still and Randy Wilson performed in Phoenix Theater.
  17. The Wolfpen notebooks: a record of Appalachian life Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1991

    Still's fiction has been praised especially for its faithfulness to the idiom of the Appalachian people. From the beginning Still jotted down expressions, customs, and happenings unique to the region. The 'sayings' represent an aspect of the Appalachian experience not previously recorded and of a time largely past. Folklorists, linguists, and all who have a love of the Appalachian region will treasure this rich gleaning. With a foreword by Eliot Wigginton. ISBN: 0813117410
  18. Rusties and riddles & gee-haw whimmy-diddles. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky,1989

    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. Pictures by Janet McCaffery. ISBN: 0813116864
  19. River of earth: the play. with Wheeling, Teresa Ann. Dissertation: Radford University 1987

    vii, 57 leaves ; 29 cm. A play based on the novel River of earth by James Still.
  20. Wolfpen Creek. Emory, Va.: Iron Mountain Press, 1986

    1 broadside ; 21 x 26 cm. A poem./ "An edition of one-thousand copies ... on the occasion of James Still's eightieth birthday."
  21. The wolfpen poems. Berea College Press; Frankfort, Ky : Distributed by Gnomon Distribution, 1986

    With an introduction by Jim Wayne Miller. ISBN: 0938211005
  22. French-Corbett, Tom. An interview with James Still. Limestone, a literary journal no. 1 1986: 53-75. Lexington, KY : Dept. of English, University of Kentucky

    Interviewer is indicated as Limestone. By Tom and Carol French-Corbett and Lois Kleffman.
  23. James Still's birthday at Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, Ky., July 16, 1986

    4 videocassettes (ca. 360 min.) Title supplied by cataloger. Presented to Morehead State University Sept. 18, 1986.
  24. James Still. Highland Summer Conference: Radford University 1985

    1 videocassette (55 min.) Author James Still discusses his life and reads selections from his works in a lecture presented as part of the 1985 Highland Summer Conference held at Radford University. Program recorded by the Bureau of Telecommunications at Radford University.
  25. Conversation. Highland Summer Conference: Radford University 1985

    1 videocassette (29 min.) Dr. Parks Lanier of the Radford University English Dept. and James Still discuss many of the concepts and characters employed in Still's works. Presented as part of the 1985 Highland Summer Conference. Produced by Radford University and Radford University Department of English. Program recorded by Bureau of Telecommunications at Radford University.
  26. Poems to a listener: readings and conversation with contemporary poets. Amherst, Mass.: University of Massachusetts,1984

    1 sound cassette (28 min.) Host Henry Lyman of WFCR radio station in Amherst, Mass. talks and listens to James Still of Knott County, Ky. as he reads his poetry and talks about the Kentucky hills.
  27. River of earth: the poem and other poems. Lexington, Ky.: Workshop, The King Library Press, 1983

    14 leaves "This book was produced on a Washington handpress by the following students in Gay Reading's class in beginning printing...: Paul Baker, Regina Blackburn, Kenneth Hill, Edgar Hume, Robin Jones, Deborah Kessler, Deborah Witham, Linda Wonderly, and Madeleine Yeh...[no.] 2 [of] 75 [copies]" Signed by the author.
  28. On Troublesome Creek. Winston-Salem, N.C., Palaemon Press,1983

    Broadside. 28 x 21 cm. Palaemon Broadside,; no. 42. Printed in red and black on white paper. Colophon at end: Palaemon Broadside. This edition is limited to 126 copies ... First line: These people here were born for mottled hills.
  29. Common ground: a reading by James Still, James Sherburne, May 8, 1982, Investors Heritage Auditorium, Frankfort, Kentucky

    Frankfort Arts Foundation Contents: James Still: The nest -- Hunter -- Apples -- Leap minnows, leap -- Early whipporwill. James Sherburne: from Stand like men. "This reading has been moderated by Al Smith..." Edited by Richard Taylor.
  30. Appalachian writers. Edwards, Bob Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio, 1980

    1 sound cassette (59 min.) 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. Originally broadcast July 16, 1980, on the National Public Radio program entitled Options. Host and interviewer, Bob Edwards.
  31. The run for the Elbertas. Lexington, Ky.: University Press of Kentucky, 1980

    Contents: I love my rooster -- The proud Walkers -- Locust summer -- Journey to the forks -- On Quicksand Creek -- The stir-off -- The burning of the waters -- School butter -- The moving-- One leg gone to judgment -- The quare day -- The fun fox -- The run for the Elbertas -- Afterword. Foreword by Cleanth Brooks. ISBN: 0813114144; 0813101514 (pbk.)
  32. Mountain dulcimer. Emory, Va. : Iron Mountain Press, 1980

    1 sheet ([1] p.) A poem, printed in black, with author's name, and drawing of a dulcimer in red. Holograph signature of the poet.
  33. Appalachian writers. Oak Ridge, Tenn., Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, 1979

    1 videocassette and booklet. Seven Appalachian writers discuss and read from their work. Includes Fred Chappell, James Still, Wilma Dykeman, Harriette Arnow, Gurney Norman, Jeff Daniel Marion, and Jim Wayne Miller. Interviewer, Jim Stokely./ Recorded July-October, 1979. WSJK-TV Television station, Sneedville, Tenn. Produced by Jim Stokely, Jim Kuehn, directed by Jim Kuehn.
  34. River of earth. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1978

    Reprint of the ed. published by Viking Press, New York, with a new foreword by Dean Cadle. It is the story, seen through the eyes of a small boy, of three years in the life of his family and their kin. He sees his parents pulled between the meager farm with its uncertain promise of material prosperity. In the world privation, violence, and death, are part of everyday life, accepted and endured. ISBN: 0813113725
  35. Jack and the wonder beans. New York: Putnam, 1977

    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. Illustrated by Margot Tomes. ISBN: 0399204989
  36. Sporty Creek: a novel about an Appalachian boyhood. New York: Putnam, 1977

    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. Illustrated by Janet McCaffery. ISBN: 0399205772; 0399610669
  37. Pattern of a man & other stories. Lexington, Ky.: Gnomon, 1976

    Contents: Mrs. Razor.--A master time.--Snail pie.--A ride on the short dog.--The nest. --Pattern of a man.--Maybird Upshaw.--The sharp tack.--Brother to Methuselum.--The scrape.-- Encounter on Keg Branch.--Glossary. ISBN: 091778801X; 0917788001
  38. The Wolfpen rusties: Appalachian riddles & gee-haw whimmy-diddles. New York: Putnam, 1975

    A collection of sayings and riddles from the hills of Kentucky. Illustrated by Janet McCaffery. ISBN: 0399204601.; 0399609504
  39. Way down yonder on Troublesome Creek; Appalachian riddles & rusties. New York, Putnam 1974

    A collection of riddles and other witticisms from the Appalachians of Kentucky. Pictures by Janet McCaffery. ISBN: 0399203613; 0399608508 (lib. bdg.)
  40. River of earth. New York, Popular Library, 1968

  41. Hounds on the mountain [poems]. Lexington Ky, The Anvil Press, 1965

    Anvil Press. Special publication V. 250 copies "printed for the Anvil Press by Anne and Wayne Williams.
  42. Hounds on the mountain. Lexington [Ky.]: Anvil Press, 1965

    Special publication (Anvil Press); 5; Variation: SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) 250 copies "printed for the Anvil Press by Anne and Wayne Williams, number 93."/ Printing Master B92-243./ Reproduction: Microfilm./ Atlanta, Ga. :/ SOLINET,/ 1994./ 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm./ (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN04942.09 KUK)
  43. "The burning of the waters." The Atlantic monthly (Oct. 1956) 198:4 55-60

    Ms. note by Robert Frost, p. 55.
  44. On Troublesome creek. New York: Viking Press, 1941

    Note(s): Printing Master 4797. Microfilm./ Atlanta, Ga. :/ SOLINET,/ 1994./ 1 microfilm reel; 35 mm./ (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN04729.02 AAA)
  45. On Troublesome creek. New York: The Viking press, 1941

  46. "The proud walkers." O. Henry memorial award prize stories. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday 1941. p. 287-304.

    Note(s): "From the Saturday evening post."
  47. River of earth. New York, The Viking Press, 1940

    "A few episodes from this novel originally appeared as separate stories in the Atlantic monthly and the Saturday evening post."/ "First published in February 1940."
  48. Bat flight. O. Henry memorial award prize stories. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday 1939. v.21 p. 31-48.

  49. Job's tears. O. Henry memorial award prize stories. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday 1937. v.19 p. 211-221.
  50. Hounds on the mountain. New York: Viking Press, 1937

    "This first edition is limited to seven hundred fifty numbered copies of which seven hundred are for sale. This is no. 240." Poems. Printing Master 4796./ Reproduction: Microfilm./ Atlanta, Ga. : SOLINET, 1994. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS-20317) ; SOL MN04728.06 AAA)
  51. Letter and three poems. 1935

    Holographs and typewritten./ Title supplied by cataloger. Archival Material.
  52. James Still collection, Morehead State University. 1929-

    198 linear ft. Books, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia collected by Mr. Still during his long and distinguished literary career. Books written by Mr. Still are displayed alongside autographed copies of works presented to him by Katherine Anne Porter, Carson McCullers, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, and several other of his associates. Includes typescripts of his short stories and poems, and hand-written correspondence and notebooks of his field work as a Knott County social worker in the 1930's. Photographs of his family and friends, his military service in North Africa, and his travels throughout the world complement the written records. Other items in the collection include two Jethro Amburgey dulcimers, a wall hanging presented to the library on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Mr. Still's novel River of Earth, souvenirs of his travels, and dozens of plaques, certificates, and other awards which attest to his enormous and continuing contribution to literature and to the Appalachian region. Bio/History: Novelist, poet, educator, and librarian. General Info: Reproduction, including photocopying, prohibited without Still's permission. Organization: Organized into the following series: Correspondence; Photos; Memorabilia; Manuscripts; Books. Preferred citation: James Still Collection, Morehead State University.
  53. Dean Cadle papers, 1919-1986. Cadle, Dean, 1920- ; Still, James,; 1906- ; River of Earth.; Farr, Sidney Saylor,; 1932- ; Creason, Joe,; 1919-1974. ; Kohler, Dayton,; 1907-1972. ; Stewart, Albert. ; Cadle, Dean,; 1920- ; Dance By the Sea.; Cadle, Dean,; 1920- ; Deep Furrow. 1919-1986

    Archival Material 11 boxes. Many of the stories, essays and poems of Dean Cadle are present in this collection as well as reviews written by Cadle and critical papers on the works of James Still. Included in the materials are manuscripts by Dean Cadle such as "Dance By the Sea" and "Deep Furrow", and short stories by James Still that were published in national magazines such as THE ATLANTIC, BETTER HOMES, and the YALE REVIEW. The paste-up and publisher's drafts of RIVER OF EARTH are present as well as critical papers on Still by other authors including Sidney Saylor Farr, Joe Creason, Dayton Kohler and Albert Stewart. Works about James Still include the final draft of "Man on Troublesome", a collection of essays edited and compiled by Dean Cadle (as of 1987 it has not been published); and other critical works collected by Cadle. Also present are articles, interviews and reviews as well as biographical information, newspaper clippings and correspondence. Miscellaneous materials include programs of workshops, festivals and conferences, promotional materials and memorabilia. In addition to the materials described herein, many of Cadle's photographs consisting mainly of shots of James Still and his home are housed in the Photographic Archives (PA87M46). The photographic collection also includes shots of Jesse Stuart, Rebecca Caudill and Harriette Arnow. Several audio tapes of recorded readings by James Still are located in the Department's Appalachian Tape Collection. Bio/History: Writer, photographer, librarian. Organization: Organized into four subgroups: Works by Cadle, Works by James Still, Works about James Still and Related Materials. Arranged by material type and alphabetically or chronologically thereunder.
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