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Using updated scholarship and never-before-published primary research, this new biography takes a fresh look at a genius of American letters.
Emily Dickinson in Context by Eliza Richards (Editor)
Publication Date: 2013-09-16
This volume of thirty-three essays by leading scholars offers a comprehensive introduction to the contexts most important for the study of Dickinson's writings. While providing an overview of their topic, the essays also present groundbreaking research and original arguments, treating the poet's local environments; literary influences; social, cultural, political, and intellectual contexts; and reception.
Only recently have scholars recognized the importance of the Civil War in Emily Dickinson's life and poetic experience. Of the 1789 poems that she wrote during her lifetime, 989 of them seem to have been written during the Civil War Year. This clip is taken from Angles of a Landscape: Seeing New Englandly.
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REFERENCE AND BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Essays on the life and works of Emily Dickinson, complete works and suggested reading bibliographies
Archives: Bibliography and original manuscripts, letters, and photographs
A database of English-language literature, containing thousands of full-text works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, as well as journals, author biographies, bibliographies, criticism, and reference resources.
The Cambridge History of American Poetry by Stephen Burt (Editor); Alfred Bendixen (Editor) [E-BOOK]
Publication Date: 2014-10-27
The Cambridge History of American Poetry offers a comprehensive exploration of the development of American poetic traditions from their beginnings until the end of the twentieth century. Bringing together the insights of fifty distinguished scholars, this literary history emphasizes the complex roles that poetry has played in American cultural and intellectual life, detailing the variety of ways in which both public and private forms of poetry have met the needs of different communities at different times. The Cambridge History of American Poetry recognizes the existence of multiple traditions and a dramatically fluid canon, providing current perspectives on both major authors and a number of representative figures whose work embodies the diversity of America's democratic traditions.