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Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson

ISBN-10: 0195151356
ISBN-13: 9780195151350
Edition: 2004
Authors: Vivian R. Pollak
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Description: One of America's most celebrated women, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her own time and unknown to the public at large.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  More...

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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/29/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

One of America's most celebrated women, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her own time and unknown to the public at large.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 This collection of essays, all of them previously unpublished, represent the best of contemporary scholarship and points the way toward exciting new directions for the future.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.

Introduction
Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886: A Brief Biography
"Is Immorality True?": Salvaging Faith in an Age of Upheavals
Public and Private in Dickinson's War Poetry
Dickinson and the Art of Politics
Dickinson in Context: Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets
The Sound of Shifting Paradigms, or Hearing Dickinson in the Twenty-First Century
Illustrated Chronology
Bibliographical Essay
Contributors
Credits
Index

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