Books: Mountain Ways, Plain

THE FOXFIRE BOOK

edited by ELIOT WIGGINTON 3

84 pages. Doubleday. $8.95.

Up in the hills of northern Georgia, tucked into a bony corner against the two Carolinas, is Rabun. It is a gap in the mountains, a county, a town and a school district named after the gap.

In recent years each generation has gone back to the mountains to save something vital of the country's sense of identity. Alan Lomax in the '30s, Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger since, rescued what they could of the songs and music.

Six years ago, Eliot Wigginton came from Cornell, newly stuffed with Shakespeare and ideals, to...

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