By Don West,Jeff Biggers,George Brosi
No Lonesome Road permits Don West to talk for himself. It presents the main accomplished number of his poetry ever released, spanning 5 a long time of his literary profession. it's also the 1st accomplished and annotated number of West's nonfiction essays, articles, letters, speeches, and tales, overlaying his position on the vanguard of Southern and Appalachian historical past, and as a pioneer researcher and author at the South's little-known legacy of radical activism.
Drawing from either fundamental and secondary assets, together with formerly unknown records, correspondence, interviews, FBI records, and newspaper clippings, the creation by means of Jeff Biggers stands because the so much thorough, insightful biographical comic strip of Don West but released in any form.
The afterword by means of George Brosi is a stirring own tribute to the contributions of West and in addition serves as a considerate mirrored image at the interactions among the radicals of the Nineteen Thirties and the 1960s.
The absolute best advent to his notable lifestyles and paintings, this annotated collection of Don West's writings may be inspirational analyzing for an individual attracted to Southern background, poetry, faith, or activism.
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