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James Dickey (February 2, 1923January 19, 1997) was a popular United States poet and novelist. February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 19 is the 19th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A poet is some one who writes poetry. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ...

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to a lawyer, Eugene Dickey, and his wife, Maibelle Swift Dickey. He attended North Fulton High School in Atlanta's Buckhead (Atlanta) neighborhood. Nickname: Hotlanta, The Big Peach, The ATL, A-Town Location in Fulton County in the state of Georgia Coordinates: Country United States State Georgia Counties Fulton, Dekalb Mayor Shirley Franklin (D) Area    - City 343. ... Buckhead (sometimes Buckhead Village and denoted on some signs as Buckhead Community) is a community, comprising several neighborhoods, forming roughly the northern one-fifth of Atlanta, Georgia. ...

In 1942, he enrolled at Clemson University and played on the football team as a tailback. After one semester, he left school to enlist in the Army Air Corps. Dickey served in the U.S. Army night fighter squadrons in the Second World War, and in the U.S. Air force during the Korean war. Between the wars, he attended Vanderbilt University, graduating with degrees in English and Philosophy, as well as achieving a minor in astronomy. In November 1948, he married Marries Maxine Syerson, and his son, Christopher, was born three years later. A second son, Kevin, was born in 1958. A daughter, Bronwyn, was born in 1979. Christopher is a novelist and journalist, lately providing coverage from the Middle East for Newsweek. Kevin is a radiologist and lives in New England. The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... A night fighter is a fighter aircraft adapted for use at night, or in other times of bad visibility. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Seal of the Air Force. ... Combatants UN combatants: Republic of Korea United States United Kingdom Canada Communist combatants: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea People’s Republic of China Soviet Union Commanders Syngman Rhee Chung Il Kwon Douglas MacArthur Mark W. Clark Matthew Ridgway Kim Il-sung Choi Yong-kun Peng Dehuai Strength Note: All... Vanderbilt University is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in Nashville, Tennessee. ... A giant Hubble mosaic of the Crab Nebula. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

His first book, Into the Stone, was published in 1962. "Buckdancer's Choice" garned Dickey a National Book Award in 1966. Among his better known early poems are "The Firebombing," "May Day Sermon","The Heaven of Animals", "For The Last Wolverine" and "Falling".

His popularity exploded after the film version of his novel Deliverance, starring Burt Reynolds, was released in 1972. Dickey played a supporting role in the film as a sheriff. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Burt Reynolds in 2005 Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds, Jr. ...

The poet was invited to read his poem "The Strength of Fields" at President Jimmy Carter's inauguration in 1977. The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... James Earl Jimmy Carter, Jr. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...

James Dickey died four days after his last class at the University of South Carolina, where he'd been teaching. Dickey spent a few years in and out of hospital, afflicted with first jaundice and later fibrosis of the lungs. The University of South Carolina (also known as USC, South Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, coeducational, research university. ... Jaundice, also known as icterus (attributive adjective: icteric), is a yellowing of the skin, conjuctiva (clear covering over the sclera, or whites of the eyes) and mucous membranes caused by increased levels of bilirubin in the human body (or the body of another red blooded animal). ... Fibrosis is the formation or development of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue as a reparative or reactive process, as opposed to formation of fibrous tissue as a normal constituent of an organ or tissue. ...

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New Georgia Encyclopedia: James Dickey (1923-1997) (1852 words)
Dickey's most important work was as a poet, but he wrote criticism, screenplays, essays, and three novels, one of which, Deliverance, was a best-seller and the basis of a widely praised film.
Dickey was born in Atlanta on February 2, 1923, the son of Maibelle Swift and Eugene Dickey.
Dickey is a southern poet and a Georgia poet more because of his place of birth and the settings of his poem than for the "southern" attitudes they express.
James Dickey: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com (510 words)
Indeed, with James Dickey, Anne Sexton was one of the poetry celebrities during this time,...Maxine Kumine, James Dickey, Joyce-Carol-Oates Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates, and...
James Dickey on died on the 19th of January, 1997, four days after his last class at the University of South Carolina[?], where he'd been teaching.
Dickey spent a few years in and out of hospital, afflicted with first jaundice and later fibrosis of the lungs.
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