ERIC Number: ED458662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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The Contributions of Rebecca Caudill and Dorothy Hoobler to Appalachian Literature for Young Adults.
Rebecca Caudill, born in 1899 in Poor Fork (now Cumberland), Kentucky, lived until 1985 and devoted a major portion of her life to writing young adult and children's literature. With one exception, Caudill's books, numbering 17, are all set in Appalachia, each one portraying something of the life, the milieu, and the richness of the mountain culture and its people. This paper considers Rebecca Caudill's life and her writing. The novels discussed in the paper are: "Tree of Freedom,""The Far-Off Land,""Susan Cornish," and "Barrie and Daughter." Also discussed is her memoir, "My Appalachia." The paper explores what it calls "the wealth of Caudill's contributions to authentic voicing of Appalachian culture." Caudill uses the mountain variety of English, the foods, activities, and elements of nature native to Appalachia for her comprehensive expose of this region. And, in two of her novels, "Susan Cornish" and "Barrie and Daughter," the theme of education dominates the narratives. (NKA)
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