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by James Dickey
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James Lafayette Dickey (February 2, 1923 – January 19, 1997) was an American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth United States Poet Laureate in 1966.
James Lafayette Dickey (February 2, 1923 – January 19, 1997) was an American poet and novelist. Dickey was best known for his novel Deliverance (1970) which was adapted into an acclaimed film of the same name. Dickey was born to lawyer Eugene Dickey and Maibelle Swift in Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended North Fulton High School in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood.
I highly recommend Alnilam if you're a fan of James Dickey and don't mind a challenging but ultimately very fulfilling reading experience. Jan 20, 2013 Jason rated it liked it.
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In Dickey's first novel since Deliverance (1970), Frank Cahill, who owns and runs a public swimming pool in Atlanta .
In Dickey's first novel since Deliverance (1970), Frank Cahill, who owns and runs a public swimming pool in Atlanta before WW II, goes blind from a raging case of diabetes. The insult is great, but greater still is news of the death of his son Joel (a child Cahill never knew) in an Air Corps training crash. Joel, it turns out, was chief magus in a corpsmen-cult called Alnilam, a mixture of astrology, the Aprocrypha, Nietzsche, et. and Dickey strives mightily to fix this arcane canopy (not unreminiscent, incidentally, of one of Dickey's own more shaky longer poems, on the Zodiac) over this 683-page novel.
ISBN 10: 0385065493, ISBN 13: 9780385065498
ISBN 10: 0385065493, ISBN 13: 9780385065498. The story is slight for a book of these imposing dimensions, and is clearly only an excuse for Dickey to work out a series of often profound, sometimes merely glib ruminations on the mysteries of flight, the nature of war, male bonding, the mystique of leadership and, above all, the starkly contrasting worlds of vision and blindness.
Praise for james dickey’s classic adventure novel. Asheville Citizen-Times. Books by. James dickey. To the White Sea. CRITICISM. Once read, never forgotten.
See contact information and details about James Dickey . However, after the publication of his first book, Into the Stone, and Other Poems (1960), Dickey left his career to devote himself to poetry. There could have been no more unpromising enterprise or means of earning a livelihood than that of being an American poet," he admitted in Conversations with Writers. Dickey's next novels Alnilam (1987) and To the White Sea (1993) were not as well-received as Deliverance, though Dickey alleged he spent thirty-six years working on the former. Largely viewed as a "poet's novel," Alnilam did not fare well critically.
Author James Dickey holding cheek-to-cheek with a ceramic mask of his face designed by. .
Author James Dickey holding cheek-to-cheek with a ceramic mask of his face designed by Billy Dunlap, at home. As with Alnilam, critics praised Dickey’s poetic style, even as it clouded the plot.
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