WorldCat Identities

Dickey, James

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about James Dickey
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by James Dickey
Deliverance by James Dickey( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Poems, 1957-1967 by James Dickey( Book )

65 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from his four published books, and more than a score of new poems
To the white sea by James Dickey( Book )

52 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergeant Muldrow is an American airman whois shot down over Tokyo during World War II. Usingskills gained in his youth in his native Alaska, heproceeds to make his escape. A brutal and often poetictale of survival in the course of which the airman kills aman for his clothes, eats a swan for meat and undergoestorture at the hands of the police. By the author ofDeliverance
Babel to Byzantium; poets & poetry now by James Dickey( Book )

30 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buckdancer's choice : poems by James Dickey( Book )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Direct and dramatic poems point out the contrasts and agonied of this amoral age
Alnilam by James Dickey( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of blind Frank Cahill's encounter with the truth about the son he has never met, and about himself
The whole motion : collected poems, 1945-1992 by James Dickey( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over three decades, James Dickey has been one of the nation's most important poets and a prominent man of letters. The Eagle's Mile, his most recent volume, was a triumphant success, a bold and innovative departure from his traditional verse. The New York Times declared, "Dickey continues to extend his vision as a major American poet," while Fred Chappell, himself a Bollingen Prize winner, wrote, "If there were a literary prize for Poetry That Has Shown Real Moxie, it ought to go to The Eagle's Mile." Now, The Whole Motion collects Dickey's oeuvre into a single volume: 235 poems, ranging from his first book, Into the Stone, through the prize-winning Buckdancer's Choice, to The Eagle's Mile, as well as a selection of previously uncollected and unpublished "apprentice" works gathered under the title "Summons." The Whole Motion documents the development of a major literary figure, one who has greatly influenced a younger generation of poets; it illuminates the evolution of one of the finest poetic sensibilities of our times
Jericho : the South beheld by Hubert Shuptrine( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watercolors by Hubert Shuptrine and text by James Dickey present the South as Jericho, "the first city of the Promised Land: the city that fell to Joshua."
Helmets : poems by James Dickey( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young American poets by Paul Carroll( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 300 poems by 54 poets who emerged on the American literary scene since 1960
The eye-beaters, blood, victory, madness, buckhead, and mercy by James Dickey( Book )

11 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drowning with others; poems by James Dickey( Book )

22 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of James Dickey is founded in great and basic realities - the human ties of family and history, the world of nonhuman nature, the inhuman world of war. He sees these things, on their surfaces, as all men see them. But to that general view he adds the special quality of dream, of a constant play back and forth between what is easily evident and the half-glimpsed revelation that lies masked beneath it. Whether it is a hound running foxes at night, or the harlots of Pompeii fixed in crude paint on the walls of their chambers, or the memory of dead kings brooding over the cliffs of Dover, all that he senses is given a fresh interpretation and a special meaning that are at once deeply private and broadly universal. To read Mr. Dickey's poems is a rewarding experience indeed. --Wesleyan University Press
The zodiac by James Dickey( Book )

13 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central motion : poems, 1968-1979 by James Dickey( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's images : the Bible, a new vision by James Dickey( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and artist have depicted in etchings the men and women of the Bible and brought them forth, alive and living in our own time. Adam stirring at the dawn of his creation; MOses starting in wonder from the burning bush; Saul wrestling with his soul in a tormented moment; Lazarus rising from his deathbed; Paul blindly seeking Truth on the road to Damascus. Here are Cain, Job, Ruth, Jeremiah, Jonah, Tobias, John the Baptist, Judas, Simon, and at the center, Christ--infant, youth, healer, teacher, sufferer, Redeemer
Classes on modern poets and the art of poetry by James Dickey( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Dickey devoted himself as much to the critique of the modern literary tradition as to his participation in it. After his death in 1997, a transcription of his lectures was found among his papers. Collected here and published for the first time, these lectures reveal judgments and appraisals Dickey would use to great effect in his teaching. They also contribute to the unraveling of Dickey's art from the larger-than-life myth that surrounded him." "Full of asides, witticisms, and afterthoughts, the sessions suggest not the pontification of a scholar at an academic conference but the confident learning of a practicing poet who happens to enjoy being in the classroom. Clearly setting forth his sense of literary criticism, Dickey repeatedly emphasizes the preeminence of the poet over the critic, the original use of language as a primary criterion for effective poetry, and the centrality of personal reaction to poetry as a measure of its value. Dickey's comments are valuable for their insight into both his own thought processes and those of the poets he reviewed."--Jacket
The eagle's mile by James Dickey( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems that marked a new direction for a master poet
Deliverance by John Boorman( Visual )

59 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four ordinary men from the city canoe down a Georgia river determined to test themselves against a wilderness they only think they understand. Includes a behind-the-scenes documentary and original theatrical trailer
Puella by James Dickey( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"James Dickey's collection of nineteen poems which form a record of a woman's coming of age journey, from childhood to adulthood. The book is based on the life of his wife, Deborah, and was written as a gift to his daughter, Browen. Before publication in book form, the works had already been awarded the prestigious Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine"--Prospectus
James Dickey : the selected poems by James Dickey( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Works by the controversial poet express his thoughts on such subjects as women, animals, and morality
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.03 for The one vo ... to 0.43 for James Dick ...)

Alternative Names
Dickey, James 1923-

Dickey, James Lafayette 1923-1997

Dicky, James

Dicky, James 1923-1997

Iacobus Dickey

James Dickey Amerikaans schrijver

James Dickey amerikansk författare, poet och manusförfattare

James Dickey amerikansk skribent, poet og manusforfattar

James Dickey amerikansk skribent, poet og manusforfatter

James Dickey amerikansk skribent, poet og manuskriptforfatter

James Dickey scrittore e poeta statunitense

James Dickey US-amerikanischer Lyriker und Schriftsteller

Дикки, Джеймс

ג'יימס דיקי

جیمز دیکی نویسنده، شاعر، و فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

जेम्स डिकी

디키, 제임스 1923-


ディキー, ジェイムズ

ディッキー, ジェイムズ

Poems, 1957-1967To the white seaBuckdancer's choice : poemsThe whole motion : collected poems, 1945-1992Classes on modern poets and the art of poetryThe eagle's mileDeliveranceJames Dickey : the selected poems