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Emily Dickinson-Daugt Prophecy
     

Emily Dickinson-Daugt Prophecy

by Beth MacLay Doriani
 
In this book, Beth Maclay Doriani looks at the ways Emily Dickinson addressed these questions in the context of patriarchal nineteenth-century New England. She explores some of the central strategies Dickinson used to claim both poetic and religious authority and to join the ranks of the self-proclaimed prophets of her day--literary figures like Emerson, Thoreau, and

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In this book, Beth Maclay Doriani looks at the ways Emily Dickinson addressed these questions in the context of patriarchal nineteenth-century New England. She explores some of the central strategies Dickinson used to claim both poetic and religious authority and to join the ranks of the self-proclaimed prophets of her day--literary figures like Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman, as well as a host of preachers and other popular orators.

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Doriani (English, Northwestern) examines Dickinson's development of her own distinctive and prophetic poetic voice, drawing on both scriptural prophetic writings and the preaching of 19th century Protestantism. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780870239991
Publisher:
University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date:
01/05/1996
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.89(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

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