A novel by James Dickey
The Motion Picture
Drew Ballinger, and Lewis Medlock take a canoe trip on the fictional Cahulawassee river.
About The Author
James Dickey was born in 1932 in Buckhead, Georgia. He attended Clemson Universitie for a year before enlisting as a fighter pilot in world war two. He flew over a hundred combat missions in the pacific theatre. It was around then that he started experimenting with poetry. After the war, James spent around six years as a teacher of literature and poetry after finishing his degree at Vanderbilt University. He soon feared he wouldn't be able to hold a job in that field and began writing advertisements. After the publishing of his first book "Into the Stone" He devoted his talents and time back to poetry and literature.http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/james-l-dickey