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Elements: The Novels of James Dickey draws upon previously undiscussed manuscripts and notes to articulate Dickey's fictional vision as it appears in his three published novels, while also examining his early unpublished fiction and post deliverance screenplays. The book's thesis follows Dickey's philosophical and verbal theorgy for his published fiction (the practice of m ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published July 31st 2002 by Mercer University Press (first published June 1st 2002)
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Jan 11, 2008 Lucinda Reed rated it it was amazing
Be forewarned, as I am not a literary scholar, just an average jill with an interest in James Dickey's writings.

A must-read for fans of James Dickey, both highly insightful and eloquently written, it gave me a fresh perspective and a new appreciation for his work. Although is well researched and in-depth, the book is also succinct and to the point. It links the works of Dickey together with an effortless flow, and devotes time to analyze Dickey's unpublished writings also. I am easily bored with
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