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The Cambridge companion to Emily Dickinson [electronic resource] / edited by Wendy Martin.

Contributor(s): Martin, Wendy, 1940- | Cambridge University Press.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge companions to literature: Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 248 p.).ISBN: 0511073917 (electronic bk.); 9780511073915 (electronic bk.); 9780511073731 (electronic bk.); 0511073739 (electronic bk.); 051107381X; 9780511073816; 9780511119743 (electronic bk.); 0511119747 (electronic bk.).Other title: Companion to Emily Dickinson | Emily Dickinson.Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation | LITERARY CRITICISM -- Poetry | Dickinson, Emily | Litteratur Engelsk, amerikansk litteraturGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung. | Online-Publikation.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cambridge companion to Emily Dickinson.DDC classification: 811/.4 Other classification: 18.06 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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: 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.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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 236-244) and index.

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.

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.

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.

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