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March 28, 2012

James Dickey and Deliverance

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , — Bookblurb @ 5:46 am

James Dickey (1923 - 1997)

On this day in 1970, James Dickey’s Deliverance was published. Although praised primarily as a poet — thirty collections by the time of his death in 1997 — Dickey’s tale of four suburb-dwellers on a manly descent into camping nightmare is described as “an allegory of fear and survival” and “a Heart of Darkness for our time” by the critics; son Christopher describes it as the beginning of the end for Dickey himself.

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