Books: Kentucky Home Brew

HEAD O' W-HOLLOW—Jesse Stuart—Button ($2.50).

When homespun Kentucky Poet Jesse Stuart sat down and wrote a big stack of "sonnets ' (Man With a Bull-Tongue Plow —TIME, Oct. 15, 1934), a few critics sat up, called him a modern Bobbie Burns. Others just laughed at his unconscious, bull-tongued humor. Last week Poet Stuart made the scoffers scratch their heads over a book of stones that were partly funny, partly serious, in the main tantalizingly good. These tales of Kentucky farmers were written in racy Kentucky dialect, with a wild-eyed, straightforward outrageousness that reminded readers...

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