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Inhaltsangabe: In 1977 Ellesa Clay High thought she would spend an afternoon interviewing Lily May Ledford; best known as the lead performer of the first all-girl string band on radio. What she began was an unexpected adventure, a journey leading into the mountains of eastern Kentucky and one hundred years into the past.
Set in the colorful Red River Gorge, an area of steep ridges and box canyons, Past Titan Rock is an imaginative recreation of life in that region. With the guidance of Lily May Ledford, Ellesa High traveled and lived in the gorge for four years, visiting with people who could remember life there before the WPA built roads across the ridges into the valleys during the 1930s. With tape recorder in hand, she recorded the recollections of people who had lived in the gorge over a span of almost a hundred years.
What emerges through a unique combination of personal essay, oral history, and short fiction is a portrait of a mountain culture rich in custom, oral tradition, and song. This culture thrived along the Red River from the 1880s to the 1930s and included loggers and rivermen, hunters and trappers, midwives and moonshiners, farmers and sharecroppers. As they recall their memories and songs, their woodlore and folktales, their ghost stories and superstitions, the people and the past of the Red River Gorge come to life.
Authentic in detail, lyric in description, Past Titan Rock will engage readers interested in Appalachian culture, oral history, and old-time music. Through its blend of testimony and imagination, it suggests fresh ways of looking at the past?of how we interpret and create both history and literature.
Über den Autor: Ellesa Clay High is an assistant professor of English at West Virginia University.
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Kentucky, 1984. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP21489953
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Kentucky, 1984. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP80427661
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Kentucky, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. All orders are shipped with a USPS tracking number. Book has an unclipped dust cover. First Class Customer Service, Orders Handled Promptly. No writing or markings in book. This is NOT an ex-library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000014263
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Kentucky, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. Blue hard cover, in a blue and green jacket. Yes, ex-library, but a very nice copy. Library name (?) cut from top of title page, rear blank end paper removed, and black line along top edge, no other marks, all else very good, bright, tight and clean in a very good unmarked jacket. 178 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0306146
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Kentucky, c.1984, 1984. hardcover, Buchzustand: Very Good, University Press of Kentucky, c.1984, 1st., 8vo., cloth, 183pp., owner's inscription, VG/VG $. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 68790
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Kentucky, 1984. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fair. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fair. 1984, ex library stamps, pocket in rear, library bar code in rear, hard cover, slight edgewear, d.j. taped to book, d.j. lightly soiled, label attached to spine of d.j., 183 p. Ex-Library. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 52086
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Kentucky, 1984. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0813115051
Buchbeschreibung University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. The dust jacket is protected by a Brodart mylar cover and is not clipped. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. Most books shipped within 24 hours. All books mailed with Delivery Confirmation. Previous owner's signature at the top of the front fly-leaf. The front interior jacket leaf has a small crease near the top. Very good condition in very good dust jacket. Selling Used and Rare books on line since 1998 and from our bookstore in the heart of the Bluegrass since 1984. ; 8vo.; 183 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 38786
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808131150543.0
Buchbeschreibung Univ. Press Kentucky, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. 183 pages; Signed by Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 25790