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JESSE STUART'S KENTUCKY by Mary Washington Clarke



Pub Date: July 31st, 1968
Publisher: McGraw-Hill

This is a simple book full of the simples, superstitions, spirits, ballads, dances, tall tales, the old time religion and the old hill folk characters which tenant the Jesse Stuart stories and poems. If you Skip to My Lou to the end here, a reprehensible reviewer practice, you will see that Mrs. Clarke's book ended ""its first phase as a doctoral dissertation"" in 1960 which perhaps should have been its final terminus. It is hard to consider what values this has as a general trade publication even though it is intended for all admirers of Mr. Stuart and his Kentucky. Perhaps hardshelled devotees will be willing to follow the exegetical spotcheck of folk sources and references.