Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The New York Times on "Deliverance" at 40

Dwight Garner's appreciation of James Dickey's Deliverance and of his poetry should launch a long-awaited reexamination of his work:

"Dickey’s moral awareness infuses this book with grainy life; guilt and blame are not easily assigned. The book presents a quagmire none of its characters escape. In 2010, it’s lonely work looking for its serious successors."