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BlueRaiderFan
08-29-2010, 10:03 PM
Anybody read any of her stuff? What did ya think?

BlueRaiderFan
08-29-2010, 10:06 PM
Just did a search on Amazon. I thought she was an Appalachia writer. Apparently her stuff is, um, "female oriented?" I'll have to try again to get my appalachia fix.

flyman
08-30-2010, 12:13 AM
I like her work very much, it helps me get in touch with my feminine side.;)

BlueRaiderFan
08-30-2010, 02:49 PM
Dang it...:redface:

Jim Casada
08-30-2010, 03:09 PM
Blueraiderfan--Methinks you can find more meaningful (and manly) literature in a hurry unless you like chick flicks, wear aprons, and tilt at windmills associated with chauvanism. Try Ron Rash, John Parris, Michael Frome, Harry Middleton, Jesse Stuart, or if you must have a female writer, Wilma Dykeman or Caroline Gordon's Aleck Maury, Sportsman. Or,if you are willing to venture a bit wider afield than the Smokies, Nash Buckingham is hard to beat, and anyone who hasn't read Robert Ruark's The Old Man and the Boy and The Old Man's Boy Grows Older has led a life of literary deprivation. Add Archibald Rutledge, Havilah Babcock, and Charlie Elliott to the mix and you still retain a distinctly Southern flair. Although not outdoorsy as such and not Appalachia based, Ferrol Sams' books are wonderful.
That's but a start, and if stories of the mountains appeal to you, there's an extensive bibliography, with annotations, in the back of my book. I'm sitting in a room surrounded by several thousand wonderful companions in the form of books, so this is a subject of great interest to me.
Jim Casada
www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com (http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com)

BlueRaiderFan
08-30-2010, 08:21 PM
Ah! I thought you might leave a few nuggets out there for me:biggrin: I will look into these as a start and more when I get your book this Christmas;)

fishndoc
08-30-2010, 10:16 PM
Just did a search on Amazon. I thought she was an Appalachia writer. Apparently her stuff is, um, "female oriented?" I'll have to try again to get my appalachia fix.
Although his writings are not about fishing (he was an avid fisherman, however), for a darker look at Appalachia (& life), you might enjoy "The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake".
Breece was from W Va and based his stories there. His first & only book was hailed as the best writing since Faulkner and Hemmingway. He committed suicide shortly thereafter.

BlueRaiderFan
08-30-2010, 11:56 PM
Ah...don't know if I can handle any Hemmingwayish stuff...Quit reading him after about 5 books. Just too depressing. I'll look into it though.

BlueRaiderFan
08-31-2010, 11:19 PM
"On The Spine Of Time" is on the way to my house. I don't even think it has any girly stuff in it.

JimmyC
09-01-2010, 04:35 PM
I second Mr. Casada's suggestion of Ron Rash, and I'll throw in Jeff Daniel Marion, a great influences during my poetry/creative writing days in college. He's a superb poet and a darn good fly fisherman too. He often writes about fishing, but the bulk of his work concentrates on Appalachian wisdom and quirks. I think he'd be right up your alley, BlueRaiderFan. Check out "The Chinese Poet Awakens," an interesting comparison of Chinese and Appalachian cultures which can seem, at times, very similar. I think Mr. Marion still teaches at ETSU. Check it out!

BlueRaiderFan
09-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Cool! Will do ;) I have noticed that with Chinese culture myself. Lots of attention to being respectful to elders etc. Wierd language though. One word can mean 15 different things, it just depends on how you emphasize the various syllables. I didn't realize you were an English Major. Cool. I wish I could write well. I will check into the people you mentioned. Cooling down on the Cane BTW. You should come up!

highpockets
09-02-2010, 09:37 AM
Found this, it's free and it's a pretty detailed history of the immigrants who settled Appalachia; and it's free. Downloadable.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/search?author=&amode=words&title=appalachian&tmode=words

donwinn
09-02-2010, 10:19 AM
"On The Spine Of Time" is on the way to my house. I don't even think it has any girly stuff in it.

It depends on your definition of "girly stuff". Mr. Tewksbury and Harry have some discussion about "girly stuff" although I don't think it is the kind you are referring to.

Enjoy the book. I certainly did and still do. By the way, have someone check those knots on your head when you can.;) You will understand in time.

JimmyC
09-02-2010, 11:23 AM
Nah, BRF, I wasn't an English major. But I did minor in creative writing. My degree ain't worth spit. Bah.

BlueRaiderFan
09-02-2010, 05:00 PM
Found this, it's free and it's a pretty detailed history of the immigrants who settled Appalachia; and it's free. Downloadable.

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/search?author=&amode=words&title=appalachian&tmode=words

Cool! Thanks!

BlueRaiderFan
09-02-2010, 05:08 PM
It depends on your definition of "girly stuff". Mr. Tewksbury and Harry have some discussion about "girly stuff" although I don't think it is the kind you are referring to.

Enjoy the book. I certainly did and still do. By the way, have someone check those knots on your head when you can.;) You will understand in time.

Hmmm...Knots? I will have to read in a hurry.

BlueRaiderFan
09-02-2010, 05:32 PM
Nah, BRF, I wasn't an English major. But I did minor in creative writing. My degree ain't worth spit. Bah.

I don't know, you seem purdy smart! ;)

JimmyC
09-03-2010, 09:22 AM
Thanks, man. Your check's in the mail.

BlueRaiderFan
09-03-2010, 10:09 AM
Good...I need new float line.