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The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson

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Part of Cambridge Companions to Literature

Wendy Martin, Betsy Erkkila, Christopher Benfey, Martha Nell Smith, Wendy Barker, Fred White, Christianne Miller, Suzanne Juhasz, Shira Wolosky, Daneen Wardrop, David Reynolds, Domhnall Mitchell, Paula Bennett
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  • Date Published: October 2002
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521806442

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  • This Companion consists of 14 essays by leading international scholars. They provide a series of new perspectives on one of the most enigmatic and widely read American writers. These essays, specially tailored to the needs of undergraduates, examine all of Dickinson's writings, letters and criticism, and place her work in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts. The volume will be of interest to scholars and students. It features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading.

    • Essays by leading scholars on one of the most enigmatic and widely-read American poets
    • Well supported by supplementary material: guides to further reading and a chronology
    • The essays provide scholarly depth of analysis on a broad range of topics
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "Arguably the most noteworthy book in Dickinson studies published last year." Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin

    "Martin has gathered the collective expertise of some of the world's foremost Dickinson scholars in this well-rounded volume. Highly recommended." Choice

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2002
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521806442
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 157 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    An Emily Dickinson chronology
    Introduction Wendy Martin
    Part I. Biography and Publication History:
    1. The Emily Dickinson wars Betsy Erkkila
    2. Emily Dickinson and the American South Christopher Benfey
    3. Susan and Emily Dickinson: their lives, in letters Martha Nell Smith
    Part II. Poetic Strategies and Themes:
    4. Emily Dickinson and poetic strategy Wendy Barker
    5. Emily Dickinson's existential dramas Fred White
    6. Performances of gender in Dickinson's poetry Christianne Miller and Suzanne Juhasz
    7. Emily Dickinson and the body Shira Wolosky
    8. Emily Dickinson and the gothic in fascicle 16 Daneen Wardrop
    Part III. Cultural Contexts:
    9. Emily Dickinson and popular culture David Reynolds
    10. Emily Dickinson and class Domhnall Mitchell
    11. Emily Dickinson and her American women peer poets Paula Bennett.

  • Editor

    Wendy Martin, Claremont Graduate School, California
    Wendy Martin is Professor of American Literature and American Studies at the Claremont Graduate University.


    Wendy Martin, Betsy Erkkila, Christopher Benfey, Martha Nell Smith, Wendy Barker, Fred White, Christianne Miller, Suzanne Juhasz, Shira Wolosky, Daneen Wardrop, David Reynolds, Domhnall Mitchell, Paula Bennett

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