Emily Dickinson: A Collection of Critical Essays / Edition 1

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A truly useful collection of literary criticism on a widely studied author, this collection of essays, selected and introduced by a distinguished scholar, makes the most informative and provocative critical work easily available to the general public. KEY TOPICS: Offers volumes of the same excellence for the contemporary moment. Captures and makes accessible the most stimulating critical writing of our time on a crucial literary figure of the past. Also included is an introduction to the author's life and work, a chronology of important dates, and a selected bibliography.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130335241
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 8/2/1995
  • Series: New Century Views Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Sales rank: 1,043,192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introductory Essay, Judith Farr.
The Wayward Nun beneath the Hill: Emily Dickinson and the Mysteries of Womanhood, Sandra M. Gilbert.
Emily Dickinson's Books and Reading, Richard B. Sewall.
“Sumptuous Destitution” , Richard Wilbur.
Thirst and Starvation in Emily Dickinson's Poetry, Vivian R. Pollak.
Emily Dickinson and the Economics of Desire, Joan Burbick.
Emily Dickinson and the Calvinist Tradition, Jane Donahue Eberwein.
“Tender Pioneer” : Emily Dickinson's Poems on The Life of Christ, Dorothy Huff Oberhaus.
“Impertinent Constructions of Body and Self: Dickinson's Use of the Romantic Grotesque” , Cynthia Griffin Wolff.
“The Landscape of the Sprit” , Suzanne Juhasz.
Strangely Abstracted Images, David Porter.
The Riddles of Emily Dickinson, Anthony Hecht.
The Art of Peace, Barton Levi St. Armand.
Dickinson's Experimental Grammar: Nouns and Verbs, Cristanne Miller.
Emily Dickinson's Volcanic Punctuation, Kamilla Denman.
A Musical Aesthetic, Judy Jo Small.
The Poet as Cartoonist: Pictures Sewed to Words, Martha Nell Smith.
Amplified Contexts: Emily Dickinson and the Fascicles, Sharon Cameron.
Emily Dickinson's Visible Language, Jerome McGann.
Chronology of Important Dates.
Notes on Contributors.
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  • Posted April 27, 2010

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    This is a well done book, but there's a more exciting recent book...

    Though these essays are interesting to an avid reader of Emily Dickinson's poetry, I found the recently published biographical novel; WILD NIGHTS, WILD NIGHTS: THE STORY OF EMILY DICKINSON'S MASTER; NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND AND BRIDEGROOM, far more fascinating and revelatory regarding this most iconic of American women poets. The novel is based on its non-fiction afterword; LOVER OF SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST IN DARK DAY OF THE REPUBLIC, and it is fascinating to encounter an entirely new and exciting idea of Dickinson and her impetus for writing. I highly recommend WILD NIGHTS, WILD NIGHTS by Dickinson scholar and American Book Award winning author, Daniela Gioseffi. It will knock your socks off if you are a Dickinson fan.

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