Approaching prayer : ritual and the shape of myth in A.R. Ammons and James Dickey /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Kirschten, Robert, 1947-
Format: Book
Published: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1998.
Series:Southern literary studies
Table of Contents:
  • This black rich country : Ammons' mythic "way" begins at Sumer
  • Ammons' Sumerian songs : desert laments and eastern quests
  • Dickey's "Approaching prayer" : ritual and the shape of myth
  • Form and genre in Dickey's "Falling" : the great goddess gives birth to the earth
  • The momentum of word-magic in Dickey's The eye-beaters, Blood, Victory, Madness, Buckhead and mercy.