Understanding James Dickey

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James Dickey (1923-1997) is one of the great American poets of the twentieth century. After working in the advertising industry and teaching at several colleges and universities, Dickey received a National Book Award for Buckdancer's Choice in 1966 and served as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress, a position that later became poet laureate, from 1966 to 1968. He then joined the University of South Carolina English faculty and served as poet in residence until his death. He became a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1972 and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1987.
Understanding James Dickey
Language: en
Pages: 174
Authors: Ronald Baughman
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher:

James Dickey (1923-1997) is one of the great American poets of the twentieth century. After working in the advertising industry and teaching at several colleges and universities, Dickey received a National Book Award for Buckdancer's Choice in 1966 and served as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress, a position
The Way We Read James Dickey
Language: en
Pages: 261
Authors: William B. Thesing, Theda Wrede
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

This book contains a collection of essays on the works of acclaimed poet, novelist and teacher James Dickey, author of the novel 'Deliverance'. The book applies innovative critical approaches and seeks to restore Dickey as a writer who crafted some of the best poetry and fiction of the 20th century.
Reading, Learning, Teaching James Dickey
Language: en
Pages: 163
Authors: William B. Thesing
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Peter Lang

William B. Thesing, James Dickey's colleague at the University of South Carolina for twenty years, has a unique and complex perspective on the life and writing of this great twentieth-century American author. Dickey offers readers, students, and teachers a variety of energized and imaginative texts, and Thesing provides original and
The One Voice of James Dickey
Language: en
Pages: 554
Authors: James Dickey
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: University of Missouri Press

"The second volume of the letters and life of James Dickey. This volume chronicles Dickey's career from the publication of Deliverance through his poetic experimentation in The Eye Beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead and Mercy and Puella. Includes correspondence with Saul Bellow, Arthur Schlesinger, and Robert Penn Warren"--Provided by publisher.
James Dickey and the Gentle Ecstasy of Earth
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Robert Kirschten
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-03-01 - Publisher: LSU Press

Robert Kirschten maintains that most formal analyses of Jams Dickey’s poetry have been unsatisfactory or at best only partially complete. Some critics have labeled Dickey an American romantic, while others have called him a mystic, a pantheist, a comic poet. In James Dickey and the Gentle Ecstasy of Earth, Kirschten