An Unsung Appalachian Literary Heritage: The Significance of James Still's Undergraduate Experience.

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      This article discusses Appalachian author James Still (1906-2001) and his time as an undergraduate at Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Tennessee, from which he graduated in 1929 along with fellow regional writers Don West and Jesse Stuart. Though Still is said to have developed his writing talents after college, evidence of LMU's literary culture and Still's participation in it is discussed, including his involvement in campus literary societies, the writing awards he earned, and his literary mentoring by LMU professors such as Lucia Danforth, Vryling Buffum, and Iris Grannis.