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Olson hoped that even without a campus , Black Mountain would somehow
continue in spirit . After the school closed , there was in fact one more issue of the
Black Mountain Review , and the San Francisco Theater Project , a Black
Mountain ...

Author: Edward Halsey Foster

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570030146

Category: Literary Collections

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An experimental school of poetry & its leading proponents.

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But just as the college was getting settled in its new home, the United States
entered World War II, and the future of Black Mountain began to once again seem
nebulous. As most male students were drafted, the college community during the
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Author: Anne Chesky Smith

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781439647820

Category: Education

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Located in the mountains of North Carolina, Black Mountain College was founded in 1933 by John Andrew Rice, Theodore Dreier, and other former faculty members from Rollins College. Their mission was to provide a liberal arts education that developed the student as a whole. Students and faculty lived and worked together on campus. Grades were abolished, and the arts were central to education. The college rented space for their first campus at Blue Ridge Assembly. In 1941, the college moved to the Lake Eden property they had purchased across the valley, allowing the school to grow. Many refugee artists found a home there, which provided an open and safe environment to create. Among the famous faculty and students of the college were Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Buckminster Fuller. Funding for the college was always scarce, and in debt, the college was finally forced to close its doors in 1957. Black Mountain College operated for only 24 years but left a lasting impact on the arts and education on an international scale.
2014-10-20 By Anne Chesky Smith

Louis Adamic ( Visitor 1935 , 1937 ) Excerpts from “ Black Mountain : An
Experiment in Education " The job of a college is to bring young people to
intellectual and emotional maturity ; to intelligence , by which I mean a subtle
balance between ...

Author: Mervin Lane

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 0870496638

Category: Education

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From its founding in 1933 to its closing in 1956, Black Mountain College, located near Asheville, North Carolina, carried out its mission as an experimental school, attracting faculty and students interested in non-traditional education and avant-garde arts. Here speak some who participated. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
1990 By Mervin Lane

The arrow sunk deep into the black dragon's neck as it bellowed an unearthly
howl that echoed off the mountains. Dronin savagely hissed and bared his long
fangs in seething hatred. In that instant, everything he despised about the human
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Author: James Ahlers Farson

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452034867

Category: Fiction

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Something monstrous has awoken deep within the Appalachian Mountains where the Davenport family has made their new home. But just what is it? And what are its intentions? Dr. John Davenport, a veterinary doctor of large animals, moves his family to North Carolina after hearing of an opportunity to take over the practice of a retiring veterinarian. To the family’s delight, they find a stone farmhouse for sale on several picturesque acres nestled in the mountains. There is even a small lake and a barn on the property, the perfect setting for John and his wife, Rachael, to raise their two active boys, Dillon and Drew. But the family is not destined to find peace and serenity in the mountains. Ten-year-old Drew Davenport and his family are unexpectedly drawn into a struggle for survival as the result of an amazing discovery. Much of what the family had believed about the world is suddenly turned up-side down when an ancient secret is uncovered. The present day collides with the past when myths and legends become real. Along their amazing and difficult journey the Davenports learn lessons about friendship, loyalty and sacrifice – and about the often blurred line between things good and evil. The resourcefulness of the family is stretched to its limits as they unite to protect the values that they cherish. And in so doing, they restore the faith of a mysterious visitor in the goodness of the human spirit. Can the family hope to stand against the darkness that threatens to destroy them?
2010-07-15 By James Ahlers Farson

Do you know how Tennyson addressed Tsernagora—the Black Mountain?” “No.”
“The last three lines of a sonnet: “Great Tsernagora, never since thine own Black
ridges drew the cloud and broke the storm Has breathed a race of mightier ...

Author: Rex Stout

Publisher: Crimeline

ISBN: 0307768228

Category: Fiction

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Vowing to avenge the murder of his dear friend, Marko Vukcic, Nero Wolfe, along with his faithful partner, Archie Goodwin, journey to the hazardous mountains of Montenegro.
2011-07-27 By Rex Stout

In January 2008, after several earlier plans had fallen through, I finally had a
chance to drive out to Black Mountain. The timing was good. I was in Greensboro,
visiting my parents, and I had agreed to teach a course that spring on some of the
 ...

Author: Christopher Benfey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101561027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012 "Beautiful, haunted, evocative and so open to where memory takes you. I kept thinking that this is the book that I have waited for: where objects, and poetry intertwine. Just wonderful and completely sui generis." (Edmund de Waal, author of The Hare with Amber Eyes) An unforgettable voyage across the reaches of America and the depths of memory, Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay follows one incredible family to discover a unique craft tradition grounded in America¹s vast natural landscape. Looking back through the generations, renowned critic Christopher Benfey unearths an ancestry--and an aesthetic--that is quintessentially American. His mother descends from colonial explorers and Quaker craftsmen, who carved new arts from the trackless wilds of the frontier. Benfey¹s father escaped from Nazi Europe--along with his aunt and uncle, the famed Bauhaus artists Josef and Anni Albers--by fleeing across the Atlantic and finding an eventual haven in the American South. Bricks form the backbone of life in North Carolina¹s rural Piedmont, where Benfey¹s mother was raised among centuries-old folk potteries, tobacco farms, and clay pits. Her father, like his father before him, believed in the deep honesty of brick, that men might build good lives with the bricks they laid. Nurtured in this red-clay world of ancient craft and Quaker radicalism, Benfey¹s mother was poised to set out from home when a tragic romance cracked her young life in two. Salvaging the broken shards of his mother¹s past and exploring the revitalized folk arts resisting industrialization, Benfey discovers a world brimming with possibility and creativity. Benfey¹s father had no such foundation in his young life, nor did his aunt and uncle. Exiled artists from Berlin¹s Bauhaus school, Josef and Anni Albers were offered sanctuary not far from the Piedmont at Black Mountain College. A radical experiment in unifying education and art, Black Mountain made a monumental impact on American culture under Josef¹s leadership, counting Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, and Buckminster Fuller among its influential students and teachers. Focusing on the natural world, innovative craftsmanship, and the physical reality of materials, Black Mountain became a home and symbol for an emerging vision of American art. Threading these stories together into a radiant and mesmerizing harmony, Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay is an extraordinary quest to the heart of America and the origins of its art.
2012-03-15 By Christopher Benfey

LIST OF TABLES ( Continued ) Table Page 11-12 Occurrence of Major
Poisonous Range Plants , Cerbat / Black Mountain ES Area 11-60 11-13
Occurrence of Secondary Poisonous Range Plants , Cerbat / Black Mountain ES
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are so many people who helped bring Ghost on Black Mountain full circle: Holly's
belief in my work kept me in the seat. Jeanie dug in and pushed this book until it
landed in the perfect publishing house. You are a blessing sent from God.

Author: Ann Hite

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451606430

Category: Fiction

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ONCE A PERSON LEAVES THE MOUNTAIN, THEY NEVER COME BACK, NOT REALLY. THEY’RE LOST FOREVER. Nellie Clay married Hobbs Pritchard without even noticing he was a spell conjured into a man, a walking, talking ghost story. But her mama knew. She saw it in her tea leaves: death. Folks told Nellie to get off the mountain while she could, to go back home before it was too late. Hobbs wasn’t nothing but trouble. He’d even killed a man. No telling what else. That mountain was haunted, and soon enough, Nellie would feel it too. One way or another, Hobbs would get what was coming to him. The ghosts would see to that. . . . Told in the stunning voices of five women whose lives are inextricably bound when a murder takes place in rural Depression-era North Carolina, Ann Hite’s unforgettable debut spans generations and conjures the best of Southern folk-lore—mystery, spirits, hoodoo, and the incomparable beauty of the Appalachian landscape.
2011-09-13 By Ann Hite

And there is a lot of traffic: 460 is the only real road that runs through these
mountains, going from Richlands, Virginia, up into the Black Rock area, following
first the Dismal River and then the Levisa, winding and climbing up and then
back ...

Author: Lee Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101560648

Category: Fiction

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Crystal Spangler lives in rural Appalachia. She's the apple of her mother's eye -- not yet beautiful, but she will be. She's the most popular girl at Black Rock High. She makes cheerleader, gets good grades, and is elected beauty queen. Crystal discovers God, goes to college, and falls in love. When she comes home, she's disheveled and confused. Crystal becomes a wealthy politician's wife. But there's something calling her, drawing her back to where it all began, in the shadow of Black Mountain . . .
2012-03-06 By Lee Smith

Ten years of football and this would be his senior year at Black Mountain High.
Thoughts of playing without Jimmy would pop into his head. They had been
inseparable. He was always the one to run the ball, and Jimmy was always the ...

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Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738516260

Category: History

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North Carolina's magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains have drawn people to the Swannanoa Valley since the beginning of time. Rivers and forests lured early hunters and gatherers; later inhabitants tilled the rich, fertile soil and logged the thick forests on the mountainsides. People also came to the mountains to enjoy the mystical beauty and enchantment of the area, the cool, crisp climate, and the sparkling waters of brooks and streams. Hiking, camping, and the tranquility of a woodland world provided escape from city life. The Swannanoa Valley is cradled between the Craggy Mountains to the north and the Swannanoa Mountains to the south. Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in America east of the Mississippi River, rises majestically nearby. Among the early visitors who decided to settle in the valley were those who purchased the land that later became the sites of the famous conference centers in the area-Montreat, YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly, and Ridgecrest-and businessmen, who brought industry to the area.
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To the right he could see the vast, dark mound of Black Mountain. It was one of
the most prominent features of the city, towering above most of West Belfast and
reaching aheight ofsome 1,275 feet. He heard John Parkes, his Sunday school ...

Author: Thomas Paul Burgess

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784628901

Category: Fiction

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What links a traumatic childhood secret with the murder of a high-ranking police officer and two young men facing terrorist death threats? In Belfast, Northern Ireland, the fragile Peace Process is still haunted by the crimes of the past. Truth and justice have become the currency through which victim and terrorist alike must purchase their closure regarding the conflict... When Detective Inspector Dan Watson of the Historical Enquiries Team enters an interview room for a routine consultation, he is astonished by the recognition of an eerily familiar face – Eban Barnard, the younger brother of his late partner and mentor Detective Superintendent Alex, who was brutally assassinated by the Provisional IRA twenty years earlier. What Dan learns in that room defies credulity and threatens to open up a Pandora’s Box of secrets that will unhinge the lives of all those involved – and endanger the very peace process itself. Based on actual events, and set against the backdrop of a society’s hunger for redemptive catharsis, White Church, Black Mountain is a tightly-constructed, fast-paced novel that follows the dysfunctional life of the misanthropic Eban as he traverses a generation of secrets and lies. Unlike many of the novels about ‘the troubles’ in Northern Ireland, White Church, Black Mountain is at the forefront of an emerging ‘post-conflict’ canon, considering the legacy of the conflict as it impacts upon those who seek to build a future in its aftermath. Exploring a panoply of themes – including prejudice, corruption, retribution and abiding grace – it will by enjoyed by fans of political thrillers. It can be read in conjunction with Burgess’ latest academic work, The Contested Identities of Ulster Protestants (Palgrave Macmillan).
2015-02-28 By Thomas Paul Burgess

But the mines were getting desperate in them days, too, and they hired gun thugs
to come in and beat up on the strikers. Those thugs got real mean. I remember
one of ̳em had a long, black whip he liked to use on anyone he could. One of ...

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This is a book inspired by a true story. An Eastern Kentucky coal mine company boss in a drive for greater production allows the use of illegal equipment in the mine, resulting in a major methane gas explosion which kills 23 men. Two escape, but a rescue team sent in is caught in another explosion, killing 9 and trapping 3. Relative of victims become riotous as news of the illegal mining activities spreads. The story involves one family's struggle to deal with a father trapped in the mine. Savory characters also create additional turmoil as tension grows. A teen son and a troubled character also become major players as controversy erupts. A newspaper reporter gets close to mine victim families and breaks the news of the illegal mining activity, setting up a climatic finish.
2010-12-15 By Ken Mink

Author: Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)

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Automobile: and air pollution, 245, 249, 251–52; influence in Black Mountains,
173–85, 209, 210, 221 Avery, Waighstill, 67 Avery County, N.C., 63 Ayers,
Harvard, 255 Azalea, 61, 64 Backpacking, xiv, 214 Bakersville, N.C., 51 Balance:
in ...

Author: Timothy Silver

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807863145

Category: Nature

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Each year, thousands of tourists visit Mount Mitchell, the most prominent feature of North Carolina's Black Mountain range and the highest peak in the eastern United States. From Native Americans and early explorers to land speculators and conservationists, people have long been drawn to this rugged region. Timothy Silver explores the long and complicated history of the Black Mountains, drawing on both the historical record and his experience as a backpacker and fly fisherman. He chronicles the geological and environmental forces that created this intriguing landscape, then traces its history of environmental change and human intervention from the days of Indian-European contact to today. Among the many tales Silver recounts is that of Elisha Mitchell, the renowned geologist and University of North Carolina professor for whom Mount Mitchell is named, who fell to his death there in 1857. But nature's stories--of forest fires, chestnut blight, competition among plants and animals, insect invasions, and, most recently, airborne toxins and acid rain--are also part of Silver's narrative, making it the first history of the Appalachians in which the natural world gets equal time with human history. It is only by understanding the dynamic between these two forces, Silver says, that we can begin to protect the Black Mountains for future generations.
2003-12-04 By Timothy Silver

Education at Black Mountain College is not limited to participation in classes : it
penetrates the entire community life . This is the bond which unites the entire
learning process and makes Black Mountain a unique adventure in the
educational ...

Author: Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)

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There was also the family from the western hills, the bigboned people whom the
others called the Bears. In their own place, this year, were the two families who
hunted the Black Mountains and their valleys. The Bears, as always, were the first
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Author: Raymond Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448191550

Category: Fiction

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This proud and haunting novel is the last great work of Raymond Harris, his final testament. Here, in one vast, breathtaking sweep is his story of the land where he was born, the land he loved and left, but could never forget - the story of the people of Wales and the borders, not over one or two generations but many thousands, from the very beginning of recorded time. People of the Black Mountain is a chronicle with a difference, alive with feeling, set within a night-long quest of a young man of today, searching for his grandfather lost on the high ridges. On the moonlit heights Glyn hears voices calling within him, voices which pull us back, over the rim of the years to the days of Marod and his family, sheltering in their caves and hunting horses in a misty Arctic summer. As Glyn follows the tracks the stories form a linking chain across the ages, from before the last Ice-Age to the fierce, defiant struggle against the invading Romans. Lost lives, forgotten memories, like like the arrowheads beneath close-cropped turf. Myth and magic, plague and invasion, the warmth and sadness of daily life - slowly the waves of history ebb and flow, like the oceans which long ago formed the sandstone layers at the heart of the mountains themselves. Rooted in the past yet written for the present, People of the Black Mountains is a novel unlike any other, written by one of the great men of our time: a journey in search of a buried history, following the tracks on a map that all of us can read - and walk along - today.
2013-12-31 By Raymond Williams

Head north along the eastern edge of Craig y Fan Ddu with views of forest and
mountain . There is a sheer drop to your right as the plateau is abruptly cut off ,
with the weathered edges of stratified rocks protruding over the edge . Far below
is ...

Author: David Hunter

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850584745

Category: Black Mountains (Wales and England)

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1996 By David Hunter

any of these had come to this military province; none at all to these mountains.
Should we then compare that great empire to ... incidental. Yet the dam should
not be blamed. Families turning their taps for this sweet Black Mountain water
were ...

Author: Raymond Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448191567

Category: Fiction

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Raymond Williams' last novel is an imaginary history of Wales from Roman times to the Middle Ages. It is an expansive, profound and insightful panorama of ordinary human life, played out in the foothills of the Black Mountains.
2013-12-31 By Raymond Williams

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