Greetings from Appalachia

I do not deceive myself to believe that the fact of my having spent most of the first twenty-two years of my life in the Buckeye State gives me a privileged insight into the world of Spring Night, Summer Night, for in this case state lines are of much less importance than the nation-within-a-nation in which the movie takes place. The country is Appalachia; poverty levels are unusually high here, and life expectancy is unusually short.

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