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Wingless Flights: Appalachian Women in Fiction
by Danny L. Miller and Danny Miller
University of Wisconsin Press, 1996
Cloth: 978-0-87972-717-8 | Paper: 978-0-87972-718-5
Library of Congress Classification PS286.A6M55 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.00992870974

In this innovative work, Danny L. Miller surveys some of the depictions of mountain women from the 1880s to the 1950s, in the writings of Mary Noailles Murfree, Edith Summers Kelley, Anne W. Armstrong, Emma Bell Miles, Jesse Stuart, James Still, and Harriette Arnow. The major aims of the study are to show changes in the descriptions of mountain women—from non-native to native portrayals; from romantic to realistic presentations; and from an emphasis on victimization and drudgery to an emphasis on strength and endurance. Miller identifies qualities that have consistently characterized mountain women in literature.
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