American Vein: Critical Readings
in Appalachian Literature is an
anthology of literary criticism of
Appalachian novelists, poets, and playwrights. The book reprises
writing of influential authors such as Joyce Carol Oates, Cratis
and Jim Wayne Miller. It introduces new writing by Rodger Cunningham,
Engelhardt, and others.
found success and acclaim outside the region, but the region itself as
a thriving center of literary creativity has not been widely
The editors of An American Vein
have remedied this, producing the
first general collection of Appalachian literary criticism.
a resource for those who teach and read Appalachian literature.
more, it holds the promise of introducing new readers, nationally and
to Appalachian literature and its relevance to our times..
in Appalachian Literature
by Danny L.
Miller, Sharon Hatfield, and Gurney Norman