Struggling for Wings: The Art of James Dickey

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Robert Kirschten
Univ of South Carolina Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 276 pages
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"Struggling for Wings" is a diverse collection of reviews, interviews, and essays on the controversial career of James Dickey, a writer whose work has engendered commentary ranging from high praise to scathing personal attack. Never before collected, the materials in this volume record America's critical response to Dickey, beginning in the early 1960s when he first began publishing poetry and continuing through the mid-1990s, with comprehensive overviews of Dickey's entire canon.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
A Way of Seeing and Saying
29
Herself as the Environment
44
Sermon Packs a Wallop of Feminist Messages
58
Interview with James Dickey
65
Interview with John Gallogly and Bridget Hanley director
78
A Saved Shaken Life
118
The Momentum of WordMagic in James Dickeys
149
The Two Versions of Deliverance
194
Southern Visionary as Celestial Navigator
216
James Dickeys Puella in Flight
232
BIBLIOGRAPHY
257
CONTRIBUTORS
273
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