Emily Dickinson Handbook / Edition 1

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Here for the first time, students of Emily Dickinson can find a single source of accurate, up-to-date information on the poet's life and works, her letters and manuscripts, the cultural climate of her times, her reception and influence, and the current state of Dickinson scholarship. Written by a distinguished group of contributors from the United States and abroad, the twenty-two essays in this volume reflect the many facets of the poet's oeuvre, as well as the principal trends in Dickinson studies.
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A source of information on the poet's life and works, her letters and manuscripts, the cultural climate of her times, her reception and influence, and the current state of Dickinson scholarship. Comprises 22 essays reflecting the many facets of the poet's oeuvre, as well as principal trends in Dickinson studies. Topics include themes in her poetry, Dickinson and the visual arts, the poet's critical reception, and her dialogic voice. Each essay presents a historical overview of the subject under scrutiny and offers detailed discussion. Unlike encyclopedic entries, each essay also reflects the contributor's distinct and at times controversial point of view. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558494886
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
  • Publication date: 3/29/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 1,285,232
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the continuing presence of Emily Dickinson 3
Biography : biographical studies of Dickinson 11
Historical context
Dickinson's local, global, and cosmic perspectives 27
Dickinson's literary background 44
Dickinson and the visual arts 61
Dickinson's dialogic voice 93
The manuscripts
Dickinson's manuscripts 113
Dickinson's fascicles 138
The letters
Dickinson's letters 163
Dickinson's poetics
Searching for Dickinson's themes 183
Prisming Dickinson, or gathering paradise by letting go 197
Dickinson's lyrical self 224
Dickinson's experiments in language 240
A cognitive approach to Dickinson's metaphors 258
The metapoetic element in Dickinson 273
Reception and influence
Dickinson's critical reception 299
American women poets reading Dickinson : the example of Helen Hunt Jackson 323
Feminist conceptions of Dickinson 342
Dickinson and literary theory 356
Dickinson adaptations in the arts and the theater 385
Dickinson's poetry in translation : the example of Paul Celan 408
New directions in Dickinson scholarship
Materiality and the poet 427
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