Night hurdling: poems, essays, conversations, commencements, and afterwords

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Bruccoli Clark, 1983 - Literary Collections - 356 pages
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Contents

Nature
11
Writers and Beholders
29
Contents
113
Over Open Ground
124
Courage as an Ideal
167
Some Personal Things
183
Talking It
219
Commencements and Other Tentatives
323
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About the author (1983)

James Lafayette Dickey, an American poet and novelist, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1923. He is perhaps best known for Deliverance, his novel about four suburban men struggling to survive a canoe trip gone awry, which was made into a popular movie of the same title, starring Burt Reynolds. Dickey also published several volumes of poetry that are marked by his portrayal of a world in conflict. His collected poems (1942-1992) were published under the title The Whole Motion in 1992. After serving as a pilot during World War II, Dickey earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Vanderbilt University. He taught at several universities and worked as poetry consultant to the Library of Congress from 1966 to 1968. He died in 1996.

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