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The Cambridge Introduction to Emily Dickinson (Cambridge Introductions to Literature)

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Emily Dickinson is best known as an intensely private, even reclusive writer. Yet the way she has been mythologised has meant her work is often misunderstood. This introduction delves behind the myth to present a poet who was deeply engaged with the issues of her day. In a lucid and elegant style, the book places her life and work in the historical context of the Civil War, the suffrage movement, and the rapid industrialisation of the United States. Wendy Martin explores the ways in which Dickinson's personal struggles with romantic love, religious faith, friendship and community shape her poetry. The complex publication history of her works, as well as their reception, is teased out, and a guide to further reading is included. Dickinson emerges not only as one of America's finest poets, but also as a fiercely independent intellect and an original talent writing poetry far ahead of her time.

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This introduction delves behind the myth of the reclusive Emily Dickinson to present a poet who was deeply engaged with the issues of her day. Wendy Martin explores how Dickinson's personal struggles with love, faith, friendship and community shape her poetry. The publication history and reception of her work are teased out, and a guide to further reading is included. Dickinson emerges not only as one of America's finest poets, but also as a fiercely independent intellect and an original talent writing poetry far ahead of her time.

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This introduction delves behind the myth of Emily Dickinson to present her in the context of her time.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Life; 2. Context; 3. Works; 4. Reception; Guide to further reading; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521672702
Author:
Martin, Wendy
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Dickinson, Emily
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
148
Dimensions:
9.01x6.14x.39 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This introduction delves behind the myth of the reclusive Emily Dickinson to present a poet who was deeply engaged with the issues of her day. Wendy Martin explores how Dickinson's personal struggles with love, faith, friendship and community shape her poetry. The publication history and reception of her work are teased out, and a guide to further reading is included. Dickinson emerges not only as one of America's finest poets, but also as a fiercely independent intellect and an original talent writing poetry far ahead of her time.
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