The idea of rebirth in the poetry of James Dickey

dc.creatorBlaschke, Cynthia C.
dc.description.abstractJames Dickey believes that human existence is often far more lifeless than it need be. In his poetry, Dickey portrays people who transcend their everyday lives. The poet employs the paradoxical idea that death is a means of achieving a new life, a life of rebirth. The idea of revival of life after some kind of death is central in religious mythologies and systems of magical belief. Dickey uses some of these myths and beliefs in his poetry, but he also presents other ideas of rebirth. Often a psychological death, the death of a limited human identity, results in a rebirth or transformation in the human personality. In all instances, Dickey suggests the possibilities of the life of the reborn self.
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dc.titleThe idea of rebirth in the poetry of James Dickey
dc.type.genreThesis of Arts and Sciences, Department of of Houston of Arts


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