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James Dickey

James DickeyAKA James Lafayette Dickey

Born: 2-Feb-1923
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Died: 19-Jan-1997
Location of death: Columbia, SC
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, All Saints Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pawleys Island, SC

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet, Novelist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Deliverance

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII); USAF (Korean War)

Novel Deliverance made into a notorious film starring Burt Reynolds.

Father: Eugene Dickey (lawyer)
Mother: Maibelle Swift Dickey
Wife: Maxine Syerson Dickey (m. 4-Nov-1948, d. 27-Oct-1976, two sons)
Son: Christopher Dickey (Newsweek foreign correspondent, b. 31-Aug-1951)
Wife: Deborah Dodson Dickey (m. 30-Dec-1976, until his death, one child)

    High School: North Fulton High School, Buckhead, GA
    University: Clemson College
    University: BA, Vanderbilt University (1949)
    University: MA, Vanderbilt University (1950)
    Professor: University of South Carolina (1968-)

    National Book Award for Poetry 1966 for Buckdancer's Choice
    Guggenheim Fellowship
    Brain Surgery Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, SC (Jul-1986)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Deliverance (30-Jul-1972)

Author of books:
Into the Stone and Other Poems (1960, poetry)
Drowning with Others (1962, poetry)
Helmets (1964, poetry)
Buckdancer's Choice (1965, poetry)
Poems 19571967 (1967, poetry)
Babel to Byzantium: Poets & Poetry Now (1968, poetry)
Self-Interviews (1970)
Deliverance (1970, novel)
Jericho: The South Beheld (1974, nonfiction)
The Zodiac (1976, poetry)
The Central Motion: Poems 1968-1978 (1979, poetry)
The Whole Motion (1992, poetry)
To the White Sea (1993, novel)
Striking In (1996, notebooks)
Selected Poems (1998, poetry)



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