Knowing, Seeing, Being: Jonathan Edwards, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, and the American Typological Tradition

Knowing, Seeing, Being: Jonathan Edwards, Emily Dickinson, Marianne Moore, and the American Typological Tradition

by Jennifer L. Leader

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Overview

Reconsiders the imaginations of major American poets and their literary traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625341792
Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press
Publication date: 02/10/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer L. Leader is a professor in the American Language Department at Mt. San Antonio College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: A History of the Work of Typology 1

Part I Jonathan Edwards

1 Jonathan Edwards: A Reconsideration 15

2 Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder: Being and Desire in Jonathan Edwards's Natural Typology 34

Part II Emily Dickinson

3 Immersed in the Reformed Hermeneutic: Origins of Dickinson's Typological Imagination 61

4 Reading with "Compound Vision": Emily Dickinson and the Nineteenth-Century "Paper Wars" 78

5 "Myself- the Term between": Dickinson's Typology of Split Subjectivity 107

Part III Marianne Moore

6 Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth: Marianne Moore in Her Reformed Tradition 129

7 "Part Terrestrial, and Part Celestial": "The Real" and "The Actual" in Moore's Revisionist Typology 144

8 'Integration Too Tough for Infraction": Being, Ethics, and Aesthetics in Early and Late Moore 171

Notes 205

Works Cited 223

Index 237

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Jane Donahue Eberwein

A ground-breaking contribution to scholarship on three major writers and their roles in American Protestant poetics. It will introduce typology into literary conversations in a fresh and illuminating way while deepening appreciation for poetry.

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