Child to the Waters

Child to the Waters

James Everett Kibler / May 30, 2020

Child to the Waters A timeless river flowing and melodic like the histories that run through it The South has long been home to unique and enduring tales Too often these fables are obscured by the regioni s colorful

  • Title: Child to the Waters
  • Author: James Everett Kibler
  • ISBN: 9781589800953
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A timeless river, flowing and melodic like the histories that run through it.The South has long been home to unique and enduring tales Too often, these fables are obscured by the regioni1 2s colorful past It is rare that an author touches on such a tender history and brings forth a collection so rewarding andpoignant James Everett Kibler has captured the essence of SoutA timeless river, flowing and melodic like the histories that run through it.The South has long been home to unique and enduring tales Too often, these fables are obscured by the regioni1 2s colorful past It is rare that an author touches on such a tender history and brings forth a collection so rewarding andpoignant James Everett Kibler has captured the essence of Southern writing in this remarkably touching anthology of fables Dave, a haunting but gentle conversation between a man and his wife, reflects on changing times, while A Perfect Day for Tyger Fish maintains that some things will always remain the same In The Revenge of the Great House, a solace seeking city slicker journeys to the country and discovers some shadowy secrets Drawing on the familiarity of family solidarity, place, rootedness, loyalty, and love, Kibler fashions a literary tour de force These are stories to be read aloud in quiet voices, treasured within gentle hearts, and remembered by generations.

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      • James Everett Kibler

        James Everett Kibler is a novelist, poet, and professor of English at the University of Georgia, where he teaches popular courses in Southern literature, examining such figures as William Faulkner, Flannery O Connor, Cormac McCarthy, Wendell Berry, and Larry Brown Born and raised in upcountry South Carolina, Kibler spends much of his spare time tending to the renovation of an 1804 plantation home and the reforestation of the surrounding acreage This home served as the subject of his first book, Our Fathers Fields A Southern Story, for which he was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of Southern Writers Award for Nonfiction in 1999 and the Southern Heritage Society s Award for Literary Achievement.Kibler received his doctorate from the University of South Carolina, and his poetry has been honored by the Poetry Society of South Carolina and has appeared in publications throughout the country In October 2004, the League of the South bestowed on him the Jefferson Davis Lifetime Achievement Award.Kibler enjoys gardening, organic farming, and research into Southern history and culture An avid preservationist, he prescribes to Allen Tate s comment that the task of the civilized intelligence is perpetual salvage He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Southern Garden History Society, the League of the South, and the William Gil Simms Society He is listed in Contemporary Writers , Who s Who in America, and Who s Who in the World He divides his time between Whitmire, South Carolina, and Athens, Georgia.


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    1. More a collection of vignettes, of literary portraits and sketches than stories proper (though there are a few of these, good ones), Child to the Waters carries within it the character of tradition -- not tradition remembered, but tradition lived, stark and yet with corners worn rounded by continuous and strenuous, though sentimental, use. There is something in Kibler's voice that reminds me strongly at times of Conrad Richter's Awakening Land trilogy, though with, of course, a strong taste of t [...]


    2. Let me start by admitting that this type of book is not my normal read. Therefore, my rating and review will not be as "academic" as others who read this style for a living might write. Even though I have met Jim Kibler on numerous occasions - have heard him lecture, had meals with him, and sat in an easy chair in his company, I had just never gotten around to reading any of his books. I even used to carry most of them in my online book store, so I have accumulated them, but again, never read on [...]


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