A Companion to Emily Dickinson

A Companion to Emily Dickinson

by Martha Nell Smith
     
 

This Companion to America’s greatest woman poet showcases the diversity and excellence that characterize the thriving field of Dickinson studies. The volume’s original contributions are written by cutting-edge scholars and provide incisive interventions into current critical discussions as well as opening up fresh areas of critical inquiry. They

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This Companion to America’s greatest woman poet showcases the diversity and excellence that characterize the thriving field of Dickinson studies. The volume’s original contributions are written by cutting-edge scholars and provide incisive interventions into current critical discussions as well as opening up fresh areas of critical inquiry. They feature new work being done in the critique of nineteenth-century American poetry, as well as new work being done in Dickinson studies.

The Companion is exceptionally broad in scope, covering biographical approaches to Dickinson, the historical, political, and cultural contexts of her work, and its critical reception over the years. Unusually, the volume also emphasizes issues relating to the different formats in which Dickinson’s lyrics have been published – manuscript, print, halftone and digital facsimile. In all areas, readers are able to benefit from using the volume alongside the Dickinson Electronic Archives (http://emilydickinson.org), an online resource developed over the past twenty years by one of the editors, together with teams of Dickinson critics, and markup and programming specialists.

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"The twenty-six essays that make up this Companion are all of extremely high quality [and] each is quite distinct from the others.... This book is an essential addition to any university library where Dickinson's poetry is included on courses, at any level, and would add depth and breadth to public library collections where Dickinson's poetry is already of significant interest." (Reference Reviews, November 2009)

"The essays show the breadth, depth, and vitality of current scholarship in Dickinson studies. Indexed and selectively illustrated with black and white photographs, this volume merits a place alongside An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia and The Emily Dickinson Handbook, but is unique in offering readers the benefits of digital collaboration." (Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin, Fall 2008)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118492161
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/03/2014
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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From the Publisher
"The twenty-six essays that make up this Companion are all of extremely high quality [and] each is quite distinct from the others.... This book is an essential addition to any university library where Dickinson's poetry is included on courses, at any level, and would add depth and breadth to public library collections where Dickinson's poetry is already of significant interest." (Reference Reviews, November 2009)

"The essays show the breadth, depth, and vitality of current scholarship in Dickinson studies. Indexed and selectively illustrated with black and white photographs, this volume merits a place alongside An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia and The Emily Dickinson Handbook, but is unique in offering readers the benefits of digital collaboration." (Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin, Fall 2008)

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