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Norman, Gurney 1937-

Works: 71 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 4,056 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television series  Nature television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor
Classifications: PS3564.O57, 975.009734
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An American vein : critical readings in Appalachian literature ( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 442 libraries worldwide
Intending to create a foundational text for further scholarship on Appalachian writing, the editors have selected 29 critical reviews for this collection. They include thematic surveys on the reasons why Appalachian authors are becoming considered worthy of academic criticism and the history of the regional genre as well as commentary on specific authors and works. Authors and works include Jesse Stuart, a comparison of changing views about Stuart and Pound, the poetry of James Still, Hariette Arrow's The Dollmaker, social criticism in the works of Wilma Dykeman, Mary Lee Settle's autobiographies, the concepts of home and machine, the roles of kin and counterculture in Gurney Norman, John Ehle's fiction, Lee Smith's use of language in Oral History, two reviews of works by Jo Carson, the role of community in Fred Chappell's works, the role of Calvinism in the poetry of Robert Morgan, and the promise of feminist ecocriticism. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR ( -- Distributed by Syndetics Solutions, LLC
Appalachia : a history of mountains and people ( visu )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region
Confronting Appalachian stereotypes : back talk from an American region ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 417 libraries worldwide
"In Confronting Appalachian Stereotypes, historians, literary scholars, sociologists, creative writers, and activists talk back to the American mainstream, confronting head-on those who would view their home region one-dimensionally."--Jacket
Kinfolks : the Wilgus stories by Gurney Norman( Book )
7 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
A series of short stories unfolds surrounding Wilgus Collier and his large extended family, as the boy grows to manhood in the eastern Kentucky mountains
Divine Right's trip; a folk-tale by Gurney Norman( Book )
5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Back talk from Appalachia : confronting stereotypes by Dwight B Billings( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Various authors examine and dispute the stereotypes of Appalachia
Divine Right's trip : a novel of the counterculture by Gurney Norman( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
"A subtly written and morally passionate epic of the counterculture, a fictional explication of the hopeful new consciousness come to birth. Divine Right is bigger than life, and in giving the story thus far of a segment of his generation, in prose nicely threaded between the vernacular and the symbolic, Gurney Norman has shown a noble reach and a healthy grasp."--John Updike
Dried salted meats : charque and carne-de-sol by Gurney Norman( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Old wounds, new words : poems from the Appalachian poetry project ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems, written in the 1970s and 1980s, from the works of ninety poets from six states in the southern Appalachian region
Song of the river by Billy C Clark( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Having grown old living in his shantyboat on the Big Sandy River in eastern Kentucky, John engages in a final battle with Scrapiron Jack, the huge catfish he has been trying to catch for years
Coal black voices ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"Coal Black voices is an intimate mosaic of images, poetry, and storytelling by Afrilachian poets as they give glimpses of life in the American Black South and Appalachian region. The ensemble of African-American writers challenge simple notions of an all white Appalachian region and culture while drawing on the traditions such as the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and the experiences of the African Disapora. The poetry of the Affrilachian poets celebrates their African heritage and rural roots while encompassing themes of racism and Black identity. In this documentary they give voice to the pleasures of family, land, good food, artistic community, music and transformation"--Container
A gathering at the Forks [an anthology] : fifteen years of the Hindman Settlement School Appalachian Writers Workshop by George Ella Lyon( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Coming to ground ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"How one farm community changed its agricultural future"--Container
From this valley by Gurney Norman( visu )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Travelogue along the Big Sandy River from its source at Russell Fork and gives a literary impulse of the region interviewing Verna Mae Slone, Denise Giardina and Billy C. Clark
Ancient Creek : a Jack Tale by Gurney Norman by Gurney Norman( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Frank X Walker issue ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Book one from Crazy Quilt : a novel-in-progress by Gurney Norman( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Wilderness Road ( visu )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Early settlers traveled through the Cumberland Gap into the rich grasslands of central Kentucky and Tennessee. Gurney Norman journeys along the trail as it is now
Ancient creek : a folktale by Gurney Norman( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"Norman's novella-length folktale tells the story of resistance among the folks against an evil King. Using the Appalachian region as a model, the tale describes a mythic hill domain that has been exploited by the forces of a colonizing empire. The hero Jack, familiar from the Jack tale tradition, is the fugitive leader of the people's revolt and the nemesis of the King. Wounded survivors of the revolution find solace and healing on Ancient Creek where old Aunt Haze is the guiding spirit."
Time on the river by Gurney Norman( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Travelogue along the Kentucky River from its source at Pine Mountain to its mouth at the Ohio River
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Gurney Norman American writer and professor
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