The Silent Appalachian (Paperback)

Wordless Mountaineers in Fiction, Film and Television (Contributions to Southern Appalachian Studies #42)

By Vicki Sigmon Collins

McFarland & Company, 9781476667683, 228pp.

Publication Date: December 12, 2016

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Appalachian literature is filled with silent or non-discursive characters. The reasons for their wordlessness vary. Some are mute or pretend to be, some choose not to speak or are silenced by grief, trauma or fear. Others mutter monosyllables, stutter, grunt and point, speak in tongues or idiosyncratic language. They capture the reader's attention by what they don't say.

About the Author

Vicki Sigmon Collins teaches English at the University of South Carolina Aiken. She won the 2015 University Service Award and the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. Her work has appeared in MoonShine Review, Kakalak, and The Southern Poetry Anthology: North Carolina. She lives in Graniteville, South Carolina.