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J. D. Vance
The book is written in the first person from the perspective of the author, J.D. Vance.
Hillbilly Elegy is written in both the past and present tenses as J.D. Vance describes his past experiences and relays current research and opinions.
Hillbilly Elegy refers to the nickname of author J.D. Vance's cultural identity as a person from Appalachia. An elegy is a song or poem written in commemoration or mourning. J.D. memorializes his childhood, family, and culture in this tribute to growing up as a hillbilly to become what he calls a "cultural emigrant." He claims, "Our elegy is a sociological one ... but ... also about psychology and community and culture and faith."
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