A historical guide to Emily Dickinson

Format: Print Book 2004
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS1541.Z5 H57 2004
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS1541.Z5 H57 2004
 
 
Summary
One of America's most celebrated women, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her own time and unknown to the public at large. Today her poetry is commonly anthologized and widely praised for its precision, its intensity, its depth and beauty. Dickinson's life and work, however, remain
in important ways mysterious. This collection of essays, all of them previously unpublished, represent the best of contemporary scholarship and points the way toward exciting new directions for the future. The volume includes a biographical essay that covers some of the major turning points in the
poet's life, especially those emphasized by her letters. Other essays discuss Dickinson's religious beliefs, her response to the Civil War, her class-based politics, her place in a tradition of American women's poetry, and the editing of her manuscripts. A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson
concludes with a rich bibliographical essay describing the controversial history of Dickinson's life in print, together with a substantial bibliography of relevant sources.
Contents
Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886 : a brief biography / Vivian R. Pollak, Marianne Noble
"Is immorality true?" : salvaging faith in an age of upheavals / Jane Donahue Eberwein
Public and private in Dickinson's war poetry / Shira Wolosky
Dickinson and the art of politics / Betsy Erkkila
Dickinson in context : nineteenth-century American women poets / Cheryl Walker
The sound of shifting paradigms, or, hearing Dickinson in the twenty-first century / Cristanne Miller.

Additional Information
Series Historical guides to American authors.
Subjects Dickinson, Emily, -- 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Literature and history -- Massachusetts -- History -- 19th century.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Publisher Oxford ; New York :Oxford University Press,2004
Other Titles Emily Dickinson
Contributors Pollak, Vivian R.
Language English
Description 303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-283) and index.
ISBN 9780195151343 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0195151348 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780195151350 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0195151356 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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