Danny L. Miller

Danny L. Miller is the chair of the Department of Literature and Language at Northern Kentucky University. He is the author of Wingless Flights: Appalachian Women in Fiction.

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An American Vein · Critical Readings in Appalachian Literature
Edited by Danny L. Miller, Sharon Hatfield, and Gurney Norman

The blossoming of Appalachian studies began some thirty years ago. Thousands of young people from the hills have since been made aware of their region's rich literary tradition through high school and college courses. An entire generation has discovered that their own landscapes, families, and communities had been truthfully portrayed by writers whose background was similar to their own.

An American Vein succeeds where many southern scholarly studies fail, by considering the work of (Lee) Smith, (Fred) Chappell, and a host of other writers, living and dead, as embodiments of the mountain cultures that produced them.... The book's content is highly varied, rich, and sturdy.”

The Sewanee Review