Columbia in Richland County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Site where James Dickey Wrote Deliverance
Literary Landmarks Register
University of South Carolina
Wrote Deliverance and other major works from 1969-1997
is designated a Literary Landmark
by Friends of Libraries U.S.A.
Friends of South Carolina Libraries
April 17, 1999
Location. 33° 59.918′ N, 81° 1.732′ W. Marker is in Columbia, South Carolina, in Richland County. Located on campus, University of South Carolina, at the McCutchen House, northside of the Horseshoe; access from Sumter Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia SC 29201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. McCutchen House (here, next to this marker); The L. Marion Gressette Euphradian Society Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Harper College (within shouting distance of this marker); Elliott College (within shouting distance of this marker); The South Caroliniana Library (about 300 feet President's House (about 300 feet away); Memorial Fountain (about 300 feet away); Legare College (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
Also see . . . James Dickey,from Wikipedia. ... After being named a poetry consultant for the Library of Congress, he published his first volume of collected poems, "Poems 1957-1967" in 1967. This publishing may represent Dickey's best work—and he accepted a position of Professor of English and writer-in-residence at the University of South Carolina at Columbia. His popularity exploded after the film version of his novel Deliverance was released in 1972. Dickey had a cameo in the film as a sheriff. ... (Submitted on September 4, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River (fictional) before it's turned into one huge lake,
four Atlanta businessmen decide to canoe down the river in the remote Georgia wilderness, a trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.