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James Dickey (1923–1997)

Autor/a de Deliverance

72+ obres 4,368 Membres 80 Ressenyes 12 preferits

Sobre l'autor

James Lafayette Dickey, an American poet and novelist, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1923. He is perhaps best known for Deliverance, his novel about four suburban men struggling to survive a canoe trip gone awry, which was made into a popular movie of the same title, starring Burt Reynolds. mostra'n més Dickey also published several volumes of poetry that are marked by his portrayal of a world in conflict. His collected poems (1942-1992) were published under the title The Whole Motion in 1992. After serving as a pilot during World War II, Dickey earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University. He taught at several universities and worked as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress from 1966 to 1968. He died in 1996. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Obres de James Dickey

Deliverance (1970) 2,593 exemplars
To the White Sea (1993) 390 exemplars
Deliverance [1972 film] (1972) — Screenwriter — 232 exemplars
Poems, 1957-1967 (1967) 193 exemplars
Alnilam (1987) 107 exemplars
Buckdancer's Choice: Poems (1964) 79 exemplars
Jericho: The South Beheld (1700) — Autor — 70 exemplars
Tucky The Hunter (1978) 33 exemplars
Wayfarer: A Voice from the Southern Mountains (1988) — Autor — 31 exemplars
The James Dickey Reader (1999) 30 exemplars
Drowning with Others (1962) 26 exemplars
Self-Interviews (1970) 25 exemplars
Helmets (1962) 24 exemplars
Deliverance: A Screenplay (1982) 16 exemplars
Sorties (1971) 14 exemplars
The Early Motion (1981) 13 exemplars
The Zodiac (1976) 12 exemplars
The strength of fields (1977) 10 exemplars
Southern Light (1991) 9 exemplars
Night Hurdling (1983) 8 exemplars
Puella (1982) 8 exemplars
The Enemy From Eden (1978) 5 exemplars
Metaphor as Pure Adventure (1968) 5 exemplars
Scion (1980) 3 exemplars
The owl king 2 exemplars
Krachkultur: Ausgabe 18/2017 (2017) 2 exemplars
In Pursuit of the Grey Soul (1978) 2 exemplars
Suspect In Poetry (2013) 1 exemplars
False Youth: Four Seasons (1983) 1 exemplars
Elmetti (1992) 1 exemplars
Dickey James 1 exemplars
Vysvobození (2011) 1 exemplars
Strength of Fields 1 exemplars
Exchanges 1 exemplars
How to enjoy poetry 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and Other Stories (1903) — Introducció, algunes edicions866 exemplars
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry (1990) — Col·laborador — 766 exemplars
Flight or Fright (2018) — Col·laborador — 462 exemplars
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time (1998) — Col·laborador — 451 exemplars
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions449 exemplars
Contemporary American Poetry (1962) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions386 exemplars
The Red Badge of Courage And Four Stories (Signet Classic) (1997) — Introducció, algunes edicions302 exemplars
Selected Poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson (1966) — Introducció, algunes edicions191 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 164 exemplars
The Faber Book of Beasts (1997) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
Poets of World War II (2003) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars
An American Album: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Harper's Magazine (2000) — Col·laborador — 133 exemplars
The Complete Short Stories Of Thomas Wolfe (1989) — Pròleg, algunes edicions126 exemplars
Emergency Kit (1996) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions109 exemplars
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
Stolen Apples (1971) — Adapter, algunes edicions97 exemplars
The Ecopoetry Anthology (2013) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
El Naufragi del Deutschland (1971) — Introducció, algunes edicions43 exemplars
Southern Dogs and Their People (2000) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
Where is Vietnam? American poets respond; an anthology of contemporary poems (1967) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions33 exemplars
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (1905) — Col·laborador — 32 exemplars
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Autor — 30 exemplars
Selected Poems of Edwin Arlington Robinson (1966) — Introducció, algunes edicions25 exemplars
The Seamless Web (1970) — Pròleg — 24 exemplars
Poets on Poetry (1966) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions21 exemplars
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Possibilities of Poetry: An Anthology of American Contemporaries (1970) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
South: Modern Southern Literature in Its Cultural Setting (1961) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions12 exemplars
Poems 1911-1940 (1981) — Pròleg, algunes edicions10 exemplars
Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems (1991) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
The Writer's Voice: Conversations With Contemporary Writers (1924) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Pages : the world of books, writers, and writing (1976) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions3 exemplars
Poetry Magazine Vol. 86 No. 3, June 1955 — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
New world Writing 21 — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Dickey, James Lafayette
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
All Saints Waccamaw Cemetery, Pawleys Island, South Carolina, USA
Lloc de naixement
Buckhead, Georgia, USA
Lloc de defunció
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Causa de la mort
severe alcoholism, jaundice and later pulmonary fibrosis
Llocs de residència
Buckhead, Georgia, USA
New York, New York, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Pawleys Island, South Carolina, USA
Clemson College (now University ∙ 1942)
Vanderbilt University (BA|English|1949)
Vanderbilt University (MA|English|1950)
literary critic
fighter pilot (mostra-les totes 9)
advertising copywriter
children's book author
night-fighter radar observer
Dickey, Christopher (son)
Dickey, Bronwen (daughter)
Price, Reynolds (friend)
Davidson, Donald (teacher)
Lytle, Andrew (teacher)
Fellowship of Southern Writers (charter member)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Letters
National Advisory Council on the Arts
National Institute of Arts and Letters
South Carolina Academy of Authors (mostra-les totes 11)
Writer's Guild of America
Phi Beta Kappa
University of South Carolina (professor ∙ poet-in-residence)
United States Army Air Forces (fighter pilot ∙ WWII)
United States Air Force (Korean War)
Premis i honors
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1966-1968)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award ( [1966])
Air Medal
Five Bronze Stars
Sewanee Review poetry fellowship (1954-55)
Vachel Lindsay Prize (1959) (mostra-les totes 14)
Levinson Prize (1982)
Guggenheim fellowship (1961-62)
National Institute of Arts and Letters grant (1966)
New York Quarterly Poetry Day Award (1977)
Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina (1983)
Order of the South
Harriet Monroe Prize (1996)
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame



Inte alls som jag förväntade mig. All action avspelas på 4-5 sidor. Sedan handlar det mest om huvudpersonernas interna kamp och inställning till livet. Inte alls dåligt, men lite oväntat. Filmen måste jag nu se om.
Mikael.Linder | Hi ha 58 ressenyes més | Mar 1, 2024 |
I was a reader of Dickey's poetry long before I read this novel. It seems to me that he took his beautiful art to an even higher level with this novel. It's a masterpiece.
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MickeyMole | Hi ha 58 ressenyes més | Oct 2, 2023 |
Imagine, if you can, you're an American air force tail-gunner flying over enemy territory, Japan during WWII. Your plane is hit, on fire, and spirals toward the earth. All your crew-mates are dead. If not for the parachute you religiously taped to the bulkhead, you'd soon be a goner, too. Instead, you make it safely back to earth, where men belong anyway. What would you do now?
James Dickey gives us an account of one possibility through one of his strangest, and best creations, Muldrow, a man raised in the Alaskan wilderness of the 1920s and 30s, and appropriately named after an Alaskan glacier.
Early on in his predicament of being totally on his own in the land of the enemy, Muldrow makes his plan to head North. If he can make it to the White sea, to the beloved snow and ice of his childhood, he knows he can survive and feel the comfort and freedom of home again.
The story of his trek is one of dreams, camouflage, and savagery. For some, this tale may become a bit too gruesome to take. There were scenes I wouldn't want to revisit. But, if you have the stomach for it, Dickey's prose is as razor sharp as the bread knife Muldrow carries.

"'It's a bread knife,' I told him. 'The only difference is that I brought the point on down and fine. The edge is good, too. Kitchen steel is good steel. As good as you can get.'
'Look,' I said, bending the knife almost double. The light from the roof bulb curved, wires and all, into the light of the blade. 'That means it won't break off. It's not like one of these stiff issue blades, like a bayonet or a commando knife, that ain't got any give to it. This one will bend, it'll go around.'
'Go around what?'
'Go around anything, say, like a rib. It'll go around and come back. It'll straighten out on the other side and keep on going.'"

This passage leaves a little to the imagination, but the description of its actual use is not for the faint of heart. Ghastly is the word I'd use.
If you're a fan of [b:Deliverance|592657|Deliverance|James Dickey||1257919], you'll probably get along fine with this book, though it is not nearly as tight and well written.
Dickey repeats himself often, and becomes long-winded, particularly when Mulder describes animals, birds, and landscapes. About three-quarters into the book, he says,
"I was discouraged, I don't mind telling you. If the other island (his destination) didn't show pretty soon, I would be too weak and played out to get to it."
That's the way I felt about half-way through. Come on, James, get me there already, I'm dragging here.
Dickey revisits themes he explored so beautifully in his poetry, especially the connection between men and animals, and the relationship of hunter and prey.
I go back to my question, "What would you do in this situation?"
I have ideas about what I MIGHT do, but I tend to believe there's no way for any of us to know unless we were there. I'm fairly certain though, that we'd all surprise ourselves of what we may have to become in order to survive.
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MickeyMole | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Oct 2, 2023 |
I was introduced to Dickey when I was a 20 year old college student. Although he was difficult for me then, I have never forgotten my first reading of "The Heaven of Animals". It just blew me away, like how Emily Dickinson said how you know it's poetry when it blows off the top of your head. I've read all of his work now, including the novels, and must say he was one of our greatest American writers.
Just now I picked up this book and read "The Sprinter at Forty".

"And between the dark houses where men,/Grown suddenly light with amazement,/Cry out for their youth among nightmares/Of debt, and turn to their women./Like a choir, something rises about me..."

I understood the poem when I was in my 20s, but now in my 50s, I FEEL it within all of me.

It is rather late, and I should be asleep, but I think I'll read some more of this wonderful book to enhance my dreams.
… (més)
MickeyMole | Oct 2, 2023 |



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