To the white sea

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Houghton Mifflin, 1993 - Fiction - 275 pages
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In this gripping first-person narrative, the bestselling author of Deliverance tells about an American gunner's efforts to stay alive in Tokyo during the last months of WWII. As he treks north, his journey becomes more than an escape--it escalates into a violent odyssey of self-discovery and an exploration of the primal nature of war and man.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Dickey doesn't write many novels—three in 23 years—but he makes every one count. And when he's in peak form, as he is here, he makes every word count as well: In this unforgettable story of an ... Read full review

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User Review  - clogbottom - LibraryThing

The more I think about this book, the more I appreciate it. Ultrasymbolism is the name of the game. So is reverse anthropomorphism and a dash of hyper-atavism. Blue-beyond-blue, stark red, endless ... Read full review


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JAMES DICKEY, born in Atlanta in 1923, is most widely known as the author of the novel and screenplay Deliverance. He is also the author of several other novels and fifteen books of poetry. His many honors include the National Book Award and a Melville Cane Award for Buckdancer's Choice (1965). He was invited to read at President Carter's inauguration in 1977, and most recently served as Judge of the prestigious Yale Younger Poets series. He died in 1997 in South Carolina.
ROBERT KIRSCHTEN is the author of James Dickey and the Gentle Ecstasy of the Earth: A Reading of the Poems (1988) and "Approaching Prayer": Ritual and the Shape of Myth in A.R. Ammons and James Dickey (1998) and the editor of Struggling for Wings: The Art of James Dickey (1997) and Critical Essays on James Dickey (1994). He teaches English at Ohio State University.

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