James Dickey on goddamn critics


Don’t think that I am shook at all by any adverse comment that comes out on my work, whether in Esquire or anywhere else. Short of the guy’s taking a forty-five and blowing my brains out to prevent me from writing, there’s nobody that can do anything to me at all. My work is what it is, and the world can make its peace with it, kick it out, shit on it, or do whatever the world figures it should do. But as for my feelings, don’t worry.

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