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The way we read James Dickey : critical approaches for the twenty-first century, edited by William B. Thesing and Theda Wrede

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The way we read James Dickey : critical approaches for the twenty-first century
Title
The way we read James Dickey
Title remainder
critical approaches for the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
edited by William B. Thesing and Theda Wrede
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Way We Read James Dickey, editors William B. Thesing and Theda Wrede have assembled an outstanding collection of current critical responses to the works of the acclaimed novelist, poet, and teacher, including essays by Dickey's former colleagues at the University of South Carolina and a piece by his most famous student, novelist Pat Conroy. The volume breaks new ground in the application of innovative critical approaches and restores Dickey to is rightful place in the literary canon as a remarkable writer who crafted some of the best poetry and fiction of the twentieth century. A decade after Dickey's death and thirty-five years after the release of the film version of his famous novel Deliverance, Dickey remains a controversial figure in the American literary landscape. He was an intellectual maverick who was often ahead of his time, and yet he responded intensely, almost obsessively, to his own changing times. Thesing and Wrede argue that, although he appeared to conform to poetic conventions, his writing was a visionary reinterpretation and extension of preexisting traditions. This tension between a poet's intellectual precursors and the radical innovation of his work is the inspiration behind the fresh approaches taken by the contributors in this volume, just as it energized Dickey's own endeavors. The essays offer original insights through emerging scholarly perspectives as well as through established methods of critique. The contributors address a range of themes in Dickey's works, including gender, religion, humanity's relationship to nature, and the writer's cultural context. This landmark reappraisal of Dickey's legacy offers readers a coherent forum that addresses why his writings remain relevant today, thus restoring and revaluing the rising significance of Dickey's literary achievement for twenty-first-century audiences. --Publisher description
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committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3554.I32
LC item number
Z94 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Thesing, William B
  • Wrede, Theda
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickey, James
  • Dickey, James
  • Dickey, James
  • Dickey, James
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Label
The way we read James Dickey : critical approaches for the twenty-first century, edited by William B. Thesing and Theda Wrede
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Influence and reputation debates -- Pt. 2. Artistic and mythmaking experiences -- Pt. 3. Religious matters -- Pt. 4. Cultural and societal contexts -- Pt. 5. Gender issues
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 261 p.
Isbn
9781570038037
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008045275
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)265733546
  • (OCoLC)ocn265733546
Label
The way we read James Dickey : critical approaches for the twenty-first century, edited by William B. Thesing and Theda Wrede
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Pt. 1. Influence and reputation debates -- Pt. 2. Artistic and mythmaking experiences -- Pt. 3. Religious matters -- Pt. 4. Cultural and societal contexts -- Pt. 5. Gender issues
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 261 p.
Isbn
9781570038037
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008045275
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)265733546
  • (OCoLC)ocn265733546

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