GAULEY MOUNTAIN by Louise McNeill

GAULEY MOUNTAIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For the most part folk poetry, from the West Virginia mountains. Regional poetry with its roots in centuries of family tradition in the district. Suggests Jesse Stuart, though less powerful. It has great rhythm and color, almost a ballad feel as she etches the life histories of mountain characters. Some of the poems deal with the section as it is today, with modern inroads. There is a primitive quality -- there are occasional passages of real beauty.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace