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Title Walk till the dogs get mean : meditations on the forbidden from contemporary appalachia / edited by Adrian Blevins, Karen Salyer McElmurray.

Publication Info. Athens : Ohio University Press, [2015]


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Summary "In Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean, Adrian Blevins and Karen Salyer McElmurray collect essays from today's finest established and emerging writers with roots in Appalachia. Together, these essays take the theme of silencing in Appalachian culture, whether the details of that theme revolve around faith, class, work, or family legacies. In essays that take wide-ranging forms-making this an ideal volume for creative nonfiction classes-contributors write about families left behind, hard-earned educations, selves transformed, identities chosen, and risks taken. They consider the courage required for the inheritances they carry. Toughness and generosity alike characterize works by Dorothy Allison, bell hooks, Silas House, and others. These writers travel far away from the boundaries of a traditional Appalachia, and then circle back-always-to the mountains that made each of them the distinctive thinking and feeling people they ultimately became. The essays in Walk Till the Dogs Get Mean are an individual and collective act of courage. Contributors: Dorothy Allison, Rob Amberg, Pinckney Benedict, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Sheldon Lee Compton, Michael Croley, Richard Currey, Joyce Dyer, Sarah Einstein, Connie May Fowler, RJ Gibson, Mary Crockett Hill, bell hooks, Silas House, Jason Howard, David Huddle, Tennessee Jones, Lisa Lewis, Jeff Mann, Chris Offutt, Ann Pancake, Jayne Anne Phillips, Melissa Range, Carter Sickels, Aaron Smith, Jane Springer, Ida Stewart, Jacinda Townsend, Jessie van Eerden, Julia Watts, Charles Dodd White, and Crystal Wilkinson"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject American literature -- Appalachian Region.
Appalachian Region -- Literary collections.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Blevins, Adrian, 1964- editor.
McElmurray, Karen Salyer, 1956- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Walk till the dogs get mean : meditations on the forbidden from contemporary appalachia. Athens : Ohio University Press, [2015] 9780821421673
ISBN 9780821421673 (hardback)
9780821421680 (pb)
9780821445310 (e-book)

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