John Lang, now retired as an English professor at Emory & Henry College, is arguably the leading literary critic in the field of Appalachian literature, and one of the people most responsible for the acceptance of this field as a legitimate sub-genre. Here he provides a wise and exhaustive study of one of this field's greatest writers whose accolades include France's prestigious Prix de Meilleur des Livres Etrangers, the Bollingen Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize.
Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, 2000. Hardback in dust jacket.