The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson

The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson

by Wendy Martin
     
 

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Emily Dickinson, one of the most important American poets of the nineteenth century, remains an intriguing and fascinating writer. The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson includes eleven new essays by accomplished Dickinson scholars. They cover Dickinson's biography, publication history, poetic themes and strategies, and her historical and cultural contexts. As a…  See more details below

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Emily Dickinson, one of the most important American poets of the nineteenth century, remains an intriguing and fascinating writer. The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson includes eleven new essays by accomplished Dickinson scholars. They cover Dickinson's biography, publication history, poetic themes and strategies, and her historical and cultural contexts. As a woman poet, Dickinson's literary persona has become incredibly resonant in the popular imagination. She has been portrayed as singular, enigmatic, and even eccentric. At the same time, Dickinson is widely acknowledged as one of the founders of American poetry, an innovative pre-modernist poet as well as a rebellious and courageous woman. This volume introduces new and practised readers to a variety of critical responses to Dickinson's poetry and life, and provides several valuable tools for students, including a chronology and suggestions for further reading.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Arguably the most noteworthy book in Dickinson studies published last year." Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin

"Martin has gathered the collective expertise of some of the world's foremost Dickinson scholars in this well-rounded volume. Highly recommended." Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107485624
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/05/2002
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
913,045
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Wendy Martin is Professor of American Literature and American Studies at the Claremont Graduate University.

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