Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson (Historical Guides to American Authors Series) / Edition 1

Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson (Historical Guides to American Authors Series) / Edition 1

by Vivian R. Pollak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195151356

ISBN-13: 2900195151359

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Historical Guides to American Authors is an interdisciplinary, historically sensitive series that combines close attention to the United States' most widely read and studied authors with a strong sense of time, place, and history. Placing each writer in the context of the vibrant relationship between literature and society, volumes in this series contain…  See more details below

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The Historical Guides to American Authors is an interdisciplinary, historically sensitive series that combines close attention to the United States' most widely read and studied authors with a strong sense of time, place, and history. Placing each writer in the context of the vibrant relationship between literature and society, volumes in this series contain historical essays written on subjects of contemporary social, political, and cultural relevance. Each volume also includes a capsule biography and illustrated chronology detailing important cultural events as they coincided with the author's life and works, while photographs and illustrations dating from the period capture the flavor of the author's time and social milieu. Equally accessible to students of literature and of life, the volumes offer a complete and rounded picture of each author in his or her America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900195151359
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Historical Guides to American Authors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886: A Brief Biography13
"Is Immorality True?: Salvaging Faith in an Age of Upheavals67
Public and Private in Dickinson's War Poetry103
Dickinson and the Art of Politics133
Dickinson in Context: Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets175
The Sound of Shifting Paradigms, or Hearing Dickinson in the Twenty-First Century201
Illustrated Chronology235
Bibliographical Essay255
Contributors285
Credits289
Index291

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