Critical Companion to Emily Dickinson: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work

Critical Companion to Emily Dickinson: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work

by Sharon Leiter
     
 

Though virtually unknown in her lifetime, Emily Dickinson is today one of the most widely read and studied American poets. Critical Companion to Emily Dickinson contains extensive analyses and close readings of more than 150 of her best-known poems, including "Because I could not stop for Death," "I felt a funeral, in my Brain," and "I like to see it lap the miles."… See more details below

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Though virtually unknown in her lifetime, Emily Dickinson is today one of the most widely read and studied American poets. Critical Companion to Emily Dickinson contains extensive analyses and close readings of more than 150 of her best-known poems, including "Because I could not stop for Death," "I felt a funeral, in my Brain," and "I like to see it lap the miles." This encyclopedic guide also discusses the many societal, intellectual, spiritual, and literary influences revealed in Dickinson's poems. Coverage includes: A comprehensive biography of Dickinson, Accessible entries on her most beloved, studied, and anthologized poems, Entries on people important to Dickinson, including friends, relatives, correspondents, and editors, Entries on topics important to the understanding of Dickinson's work, including analyses of her peculiar use of dashes and capital letters, A foreword by noted poet and Dickinson scholar Gregory Orr, A chronology of Dickinson's life and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

Famous for her reclusive nature, Dickinson rarely left her home in Amherst, Massachusetts, but today she is considered one of America's most influential poets. This single-volume reference will guide readers through her fascinating life and work, which continues to intrigue students, critics, and poetry lovers of all ages.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816054480
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Critical Companion Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Table of Contents


Foreword     v
Introduction     ix
Biography     1
Poems A-Z     23
Related Persons, Places, and Ideas     239
Appendices     407
Chronology     409
Bibliography of Dickinson's Works     417
Bibliography of Secondary Sources, with Partial Annotation     420
Index     433

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