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By Don West,Jeff Biggers,George Brosi

This is the 1st ebook to have a good time the lifestyles and writing of 1 of the main charismatic Southern leaders of the center 20th century, Don West (1906-1992). West was once a poet, a pioneer suggest for civil rights, a preacher, a historian, a exertions organizer, a folk-music revivalist, an essayist, and an natural farmer. he's probably most sensible referred to as an educator, essentially as cofounder of the Highlander people institution in Tennessee and founding father of the Appalachian South Folklife heart in West Virginia. In his outdated age, West served as an elder statesman for his causes.

 

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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