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Biographies (6)

1,869 words, approx. 7 pages
James Dickey (1923-1997), with his unique vision, often violent imagery, and eccentric style, created for himself a place as an important American poet in the last half of the twentieth century. Altho... Read more
6,353 words, approx. 22 pages
Writer James Dickey led a remarkable life as poet, novelist, critic, and screenwriter. Winner of the National Book Award for his verse collection Buckdancer's Choice, Dickey attained national and inte... Read more
9,026 words, approx. 31 pages
Biography EssayGlory came early in James Dickey's career: six years after his first collection appeared in Poets of Today VII (1960), he won the 1966 National Book Award for Buckdancer's Choice (1965... Read more
8,262 words, approx. 28 pages
[This entry was updated from its original form in Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, volume 8, pp. 52--67.]James Dickey was a visionary poet who sought transformation of the Self in ord... Read more
10,810 words, approx. 37 pages
In what he calls a "snapshot" of James Dickey in The Writer's Voice (1973), George Garrett has written, "Legends, myths, fables and fabliaux, anecdotes, quotations from, hard and funny sayings, tru... Read more
8,244 words, approx. 28 pages
James Dickey was a visionary poet who sought transformation of the Self in order to live as fully as possible. Immersed in death encounters, he formulated a poetic vision dramatizing his heightened se... Read more