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Gurney Norman on Allegiance, Appalachia and His Literary Legacy

I take great pride in being an American regionalist… I was raised in a coal camp. It’s just the best kind of social education, to be in such a compact place, and the issues of human life are all there. It happened several times: I would be playing down by the creek with other boys, shooting marbles, maybe, and out from the opening of the mine would come two men carrying a dead miner on a stretcher.

A conversation between Gurney Norman and Hagan Smith

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