James Still: Alabamian, Transplanted Knott Countian.

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      This article discusses Appalachian author James Still (1906-2001) and his life in Knott County, Kentucky from 1931 until his death. Topics discussed include his move there to help his friend Don West open a bible school, his work as a volunteer librarian at the Hindman Settlement School, his habits of recording bits of local conversation and sayings on scraps of paper, his literary career, and his enjoyment of privacy. Also included is a previously published Still poem, "Heritage," which describes his love for the area.