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Emily Dickinson: A User's Guide

Emily Dickinson: A User's Guide

Martha Nell Smith

ISBN: 978-1-405-14720-0

Jun 2021, Wiley-Blackwell

192 pages

$74.95

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Description

Emily Dickinson, A User’s Guide presents a comprehensive introduction to the life and works of Emily Dickinson, Offers a richly appreciative biographical and critical introduction to America’s most widely admired woman poet
  • Written by a world-renowned Emily Dickinson scholar and American literary critic
  • Represents the only book that reads Dickinson through her manuscripts, the print editions of her work, and the major digital Dickinson editions published since 1994
  • The User’s Guide is a new kind of book for a new era of reading
  • Is the only book that is an introduction to the poet, her work, and her receptions among readers
  • Is the only book that presents new biography and textual discoveries that have just come to light in 2011
  •   Interprets Dickinson through the dynamic interchange between the reader’s sense of her life and her work
  • Draws on prominent critical views from the past century, including sentimental, modernist, new critical, psychological, feminist, queer, and postmodernist readings

  • A richly appreciative biographical and critical introduction to America?s best-known woman poet
  • Written by a world-renowned critic on Emily Dickinson.
  • Builds on the tradition of interpreting Dickinson through the dynamic interchange between readers? sense of her life and work
  • Draws on prominent critical views from the past century, including sentimental, modernist, new critical, psychological, feminist and postmodernist readings
  • Includes an interactive appendix focused on the Dickinson Electronic Archives, a major online resource the author has been developing for the past ten years