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Deliverance The Setting Is The Georgia Wilderness, Where The State S Most Remote White Water River Awaits In The Thundering Froth Of That River, In Its Echoing Stone Canyons, Four Men On A Canoe Trip Discover A Freedom And Exhilaration Beyond Compare And Then, In A Moment Of Horror, The Adventure Turns Into A Struggle For Survival As One Man Becomes A Human Hunter Who Is Offered His Own Harrowing Deliverance.


About the Author: James Dickey

Dickey was born in Atlanta, Georgia After serving as a pilot in the Second World War, he attended Vanderbilt University Having earned an MA in 1950, Dickey returned to military duty in the Korean War, serving with the US Air Force Upon return to civilian life Dickey taught at Rice University in Texas and then at the University of Florida From 1955 to 1961, he worked for advertising agencies in New York and Atlanta After the publication of his first book, Into the Stone Middletown, Conn., 1962 , he left advertising and began teaching at various colleges and universities He became poet in residence and Carolina Professor of English at the University of South Carolina.Dickey s third volume, Buckdancer s Choice Middletown, 1965 , won the prestigious National Book Award in Poetry From 1966 to 1968 he served as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress In 1977 Dickey read his poem The Strength of Fields at President Carter s inauguration The Hollywood film of his novel Deliverance Boston, 1970 brought Dickey fame not normally enjoyed by poets.Dickey s poems are a mixture of lyricism and narrative In some volumes the lyricism dominates, while in others the narrative is the focus The early books, influenced obviously though not slavishly by Theodore Roethke and perhaps Hopkins, are infused with a sense of private anxiety and guilt Both emotions are called forth most deeply by the memories of a brother who died before Dickey was born In the Tree House at Night and his war experiences Drinking From a Helmet These early poems generally employ rhyme and metre.With Buckdancer s Choice, Dickey left traditional formalism behind, developing what he called a split line technique to vary the rhythm and look of the poem Some critics argue that by doing so Dickey freed his true poetic voice Others lament that the lack of formal device led to rhetorical, emotional, and intellectual excess The truth probably lies somewhere between these two assessments, and it will be left to the reader to decide which phase of Dickey s career is most attractive.Dickey s most comprehensive volume is The Whole Motion Hanover, NH, and London, 1992 His early poems are collected in The Early Motion Middletown, 1981 Recent individual volumes include The Eagle s Mile Hanover and London, 1990 and Falling, May Day Sermon, and Other Poems Hanover and London, 1982 Dickey has also published collections of autobiographical essays, Self Interviews Garden City, NY, 1970 repr New York, 1984 and Sorties Garden City, 197 1 repr New York, 1984.From The Oxford Companion to Twentieth century Poetry in English Ed Ian Hamilton Oxford Oxford University Press, 1994 Copyright 1994 by Oxford University Press.



10 thoughts on “Deliverance

  1. says:

    Posted at Shelf Inflicted I saw this twice, once in the late 80 s and again in 1996, shortly after my husband and I got married I loved the movie both times I saw it, even though my husband found it utterly boring and not nearly as thrilling as Southern Comfort Over time, the scenes that stood out the most for me were the dueling banjos and the hillbilly rape.Right after reading the book, I watched the movie a third time The first thing I noticed was that the film was qui


  2. says:

    A masterpiece of lyrical, intense writing When I think of the old writing admonition make haste, slowly, I think of this book, because the plot is riveting and tense and yet it all unfurls with a measured deliberation, with great care in the writing that transforms it from a potboiler to something farbeautiful There are so many arresting sentences here I ve cracked the book at random to highlight just a couple and I don t think they ll spoil anything since they re devoid of cont


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    Few novelists have claimed such an epic success with their debut novel as James Dickey did with his dramatically brilliant thriller Deliverance, set in the remote North Georgia wilderness Dickey, who was already an accomplished poet renowned for his surrealism and eye for primal impulses prevailing in the human society, wrote Deliverance in 1970 and it has been since regarded among the best English novels of 20th century The book was adapted into a movie in 1972 starring Burt Reynolds


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    Only men would think it is a good idea to go canoeing into the jungle wilderness of Georgia If this novel were female driven it would have been about two pages long because no woman would stand for its sheer bravado driven ridiculousness So four guys so canoeing in Georgia and things go wrong They go really, really wrong Deliverance is testosterone personified It is a novel about men but ultimately it is an ode to masculinity It harks back to the adventure novels that little boys would rea On


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    Wow I ve been talking about Deliverance to all my friends, who all roll their eyes at me, because I haven t seen the movie This was one of the best books I ve read this year The writing is documentary style, but surprisingly lyrical It s told from a single point of view, and works so well for description, mood, suspense, I absolutely loved it.Am I the only person in the world who hasn t seen the movie I m familiar with the two most talked about scenes The banjo scene was beautifully writte Wow I ve


  6. says:

    The one about the city folk getting lost in the woods and subsequently raped hunted Confession I have never seen the film I know its a big deal, but all I am ever faced with are the edited for TV sections on TV of the pig squeal and the torment heavy megaambiance The bromance comes to a thunderous halt as the friends try to makes sense of it all and desire desperately to come out alive It is, I will admit, pretty full of those literary premonitions any horror novel worth its salt would co The one about the


  7. says:

    Deliverance by James Dickey was a book that really took me by surprise Outside of my comfort zone Deliverance tells the story of four men closing in on middle age and looking for a little adventure take to the remote white waster river in the Georgia wilderness with two canoes The adventure turns to a nightmare and a struggle for survival.I honestly had never heard of this book and for me this was a challenge as I don t read adventure stories This was a brilliant and breath taking adventure a Deliverance by James


  8. says:

    DELIVERANCE is a tremendous novel and river adventure from James Dickey This is an American classic.


  9. says:

    Woo hoo, my last book of 2016, and boy was it a doozy What a fantastic way to end the year This book is about 4 suburban men who spend the weekend river rafting and hunting deep within the mountains of Georgia They meet some hillbillies, horrible things happen, and then they spend the rest of the weekend in a race to survive the brutal elements of the wilderness, as well as trying to survive against enemies who were born and raised in those mountains The enemies have the advantage of knowi Woo hoo, my last book of 2016, and bo


  10. says:

    Deliverance is a book about wilderness and survival Maybe, not the way you would generally imagine a wilderness vs survival meeting no spoilers here but none the less, survival in the truest sense This novel was very well written, extremely fluent and flowing.


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