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Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood

Wilma Dykeman

Abstract

Discovered as a typewritten manuscript only after her death in 2006, Family of Earth allows us to see into the young mind of author and Appalachian native Wilma Dykeman (1920–2006), who would become one of the American South’s most prolific and storied writers. Focusing on her childhood in Buncombe County, Dykeman reveals a perceptive and sophisticated understanding of human nature, the environment, and social justice. And yet, for her words’ remarkable polish, her voice still resonates as raw and vital. Against the backdrop of early twentieth-century life in Asheville, she chronicles the touc ... More

Keywords: Wilma Dykeman, Appalachia, Buncombe County, North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469629148
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629148.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wilma Dykeman, author

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