Jeffrey Meyers (review date May 2000)
SOURCE: Meyers, Jeffrey. A review of Crux: The Letters of James Dickey, by James Dickey. New Criterion 18, no. 9 (May 2000): 69.
[In the following unfavorable assessment, Meyers derides the errors in and superficial treatment of Dickey's collected letters.]
Virgil's Aeneas, weeping over the frescoes that depict the fall of Troy, voices the tragic sense of life that animates all poets: “Tears in the nature of things, hearts touched by human transience.” In “Resolution and Independence,”...
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