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The Best Loved Short Stories of Jesse Stuart by Jesse Stuart (review)

The Best Loved Short Stories of Jesse Stuart by Jesse Stuart (review) NEW APPALACHIAN BOOKS OPINIONS AND REVIEWS Stuart, Jesse. The Best Loved Short Stories of Jesse Stuart. Selected and with Commentary by H. Edward Richardson. Ashland, Kentucky: Jesse Stuart Foundation, 2000. 406 pages. Cloth. $24.00. The position of Jesse Stuart's work in Appalachian literature is a lofty one. Not only has his work been praised by such important critics as former Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Perm Warren, but he has acquired a national reputation as a spokesperson for the people and places of Eastern Kentucky and much of the rest of Appalachia. Stories like "Hair," which was anthologized in The Best Stories, 1937, alongside works by William Faulkner, Katherine Anne Porter and Ernest Hemingway, and "Split Cherry Tree," which continues to be published regularly in high school and college literature books, attest not only to the aesthetic worth of much of Stuart's fiction, but also to his wide and enduring popularity. Serving as Poet Laureate of Kentucky, Stuart used that position to spread his popularity throughout the Commonwealth, while entertaining the entire nation with novels like The Thread That Runs So True and Tapsfor Private Tussie. Significantly, Stuart's work is accessible to the average citizen not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Appalachian Review University of North Carolina Press

The Best Loved Short Stories of Jesse Stuart by Jesse Stuart (review)

Appalachian Review , Volume 29 (2) – Jan 8, 2001

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NEW APPALACHIAN BOOKS OPINIONS AND REVIEWS Stuart, Jesse. The Best Loved Short Stories of Jesse Stuart. Selected and with Commentary by H. Edward Richardson. Ashland, Kentucky: Jesse Stuart Foundation, 2000. 406 pages. Cloth. $24.00. The position of Jesse Stuart's work in Appalachian literature is a lofty one. Not only has his work been praised by such important critics as former Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Perm Warren, but he has acquired a national reputation as a spokesperson for the people and places of Eastern Kentucky and much of the rest of Appalachia. Stories like "Hair," which was anthologized in The Best Stories, 1937, alongside works by William Faulkner, Katherine Anne Porter and Ernest Hemingway, and "Split Cherry Tree," which continues to be published regularly in high school and college literature books, attest not only to the aesthetic worth of much of Stuart's fiction, but also to his wide and enduring popularity. Serving as Poet Laureate of Kentucky, Stuart used that position to spread his popularity throughout the Commonwealth, while entertaining the entire nation with novels like The Thread That Runs So True and Tapsfor Private Tussie. Significantly, Stuart's work is accessible to the average citizen not

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Appalachian ReviewUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 8, 2001

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