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This was a wonderful, imaginative gift from a dear friend. Shuptrine's watercolors, as Dickey admits, are not designed to "go with" Dickey's text, but if you take Dickey up on his opening invitation (to flit invisible through the South with eyes and self wide-open), they ARE the landscape. Published in the mid-Seventies, it's a bit too nostalgic about its subject--I am not sure Dickey's eyes are THAT wide-open--but it is a ambiguously beautiful book, and some of Dickey's best writing is herein. ...more