Wider Than the Sky: Essays and Meditations on the Healing Power of Emily Dickinson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873389198
  • Publisher: Kent State University Press
  • Publication date: 11/16/2007
  • Series: Literature and Medicine Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 150
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface   Barbara Dana     ix
Introduction   Cindy Mackenzie     xiii
"The Might of Human love": Emily Dickinson's Letters of Healing   Polly Longsworth     1
From the Province of the Saved: Emily Dickinson and Healing   Gregory Orr     11
"There came a Day at Summer's full-"   Ellen Bacon     27
"This Consciousness that is aware": The Consolation of Emily Dickinson's Phenomenology   Joy Ladin     33
"If I can stop one Heart from breaking"   Bruce Bode     44
"It ceased to hurt me": Emily Dickinson's Language of Consolation   Cindy Mackenzie     47
Broken Silence: The Healing Power of Emily Dickinson's Poetry   Susan Hess     60
Hope and the Flight of United Airlines 232, July 1989   Mell Mcdonnell     65
May the Circle Be Unbroken: Reading Emily Dickinson after 9/11   Ellen Louise Hart     69
Emily Dickinson: The Other That I Am   Marion Woodman     83
"Will there really be a 'morning'?" A Lamp on the Journey through Pain   Barbara Dana     91
"An Element of Blank": On Pain and Experimentation   Cynthia Hogue     107
Elements of Blank, Formal Feelings, and an Autobiography of Chronic Pain   Martha Nell Smith     115
Life Portals   Linda Richard     122
"A crescent still abides": Emily Dickinson and the Work of Mourning   Joan Kirkby     129
"Myself - the Term between -"   Roland Hagenbuchle     141
Contributors     145
Index to Poems Cited     148
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