Writing by James Dickey and art by Marvin Hays
Checked out 3 times in 10 years (I’m assuming this wasn’t bought at time of publication)
Last checked out 2 years ago
This is a striking and beautifully made book that stands out on the shelf because it is coffee table book sized. The etchings are marvelous and the writing provides an entirely different perspective on Bible stories by stepping into a key person in each story. However, despite being a fan of prose poems, and even considering Dickey’s well-deserved reputation as a poet, I have to say the paragraphs in this book are not poetry. They are beautifully written paragraphs that bring the wonder of the stories to life, but they’re not poetry. I was disappointed because I was looking forward to reading some of James Dickey’s poetry.
This is a beautiful book dealing with religion, so it definitely belongs in the Albertville library, but it doesn’t belong in 811.