Deliverance

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Houghton Mifflin, 1970 - Fiction - 278 pages
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Released for the first time in trade paperback, this is the classic tale of four men caught in a primitive and violent test of manhood.


The setting is the Georgia wilderness, where the states 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.

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This is a literary masterpiece. Every device is employed masterfully, from metaphor to allusion. More importantly, it's also a novel that will make a reader think on many different levels. Deliverance is entertaining and thought provoking.

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The one about the city folk getting lost in the woods and subsequently raped/hunted. Confession: have never seen the film. I know its a big deal, but all I am ever faced with are the edited-for-TV ... Read full review

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About the author (1970)

James Dickey was born in Atlanta. One of America's best known poets and a winner of the National Book Award for Buckdancer's Choice, he is the author of the National bestseller To The White Sea, a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Carolina Professor and Poet-in-Residence at the university of South Carolina.

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