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Title The Cambridge companion to Emily Dickinson / edited by Wendy Martin
Published Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 248 pages)
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature.
Contents The Emily Dickinson wars / Betsy Erkkila -- Emily Dickinson and the American South / Christopher Benfey -- Susan and Emily Dickinson: their lives, in letters / Martha Nell Smith -- Emily Dickinson and poetic strategy / Wendy Barker -- Emily Dickinson's existential dramas / Fred D. White -- Performances of gender in Dickinson's poetry / Suzanne Juhasz and Cristanne Miller -- Emily Dickinson: being in the body / Shira Wolosky -- Emily Dickinson and the gothic in Fascicle 16 / Daneen Wardrop -- Emily Dickinson and popular culture / David S. Reynolds -- Emily Dickinson and class / Domhnall Mitchell -- Emily Dickinson and her American women poet peers / Paula Bernat Bennett
Summary Emily Dickinson, one of the most important American poets of the nineteenth century, remains an intriguing and fascinating writer. This book includes eleven new essays by accomplished Dickinson scholars. They cover Dickinson's biography, publication history, poetic themes and strategies, and her historical and cultural contexts. As a woman poet, Dickinson's literary persona has become incredibly resonant in the popular imagination. She has been portrayed as singular, enigmatic, and even eccentric. At the same time, Dickinson is widely acknowledged as one of the founders of American poetry, an innovative pre-modernist poet as well as a rebellious and courageous woman. This volume introduces readers to a variety of critical responses to Dickinson's poetry and life, and provides several valuable tools, including a chronology and suggestions for further reading
Specially commissioned essays examine all of Dickinson's major writings, and places her work in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts. It features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading
Analysis Litteratur Engelsk, amerikansk litteratur
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-244) and index
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Subject Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Martin, Wendy, 1940-
Cambridge University Press.
ISBN 0511073739 (electronic bk.)
0511073917 (electronic bk.)
0511119747 (electronic bk.)
9780511073731 (electronic bk.)
9780511073915 (electronic bk.)
9780511119743 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Companion to Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson