Interview with James Dickey, May 13, 1981

Project: Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Dickey describes his friendship with fellow writer and Southerner Robert Penn Warren. The versatility of Warren's writing is highlighted, as well as philosophical comparisons between the literature of Dickey and that of Warren. Warren's ties to the South, and the effects of this on his work are explored. It is found that Warren has several universal themes in his literary canon. Lastly, Dickey chronicles the literary criticism of Warren, the author's source material, and the essence of his poetry.

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1981oh056_rpw041

Interviewee Name

James Dickey

Interviewer Name

Susan E. Allen

Interview Date

1981-05-13

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Dickey, James Interview by Susan E. Allen. 13 May. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Dickey, J. (1981, May 13). Interview by S. E. Allen. Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Dickey, James, interview by Susan E. Allen. May 13, 1981, Robert Penn Warren Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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