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Emily Dickinson : Women Writers S. - Joan Kirkby

Emily Dickinson

Women Writers S.

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Drawing on letters and poems, this book examines the life and major work of Emily Dickinson with special emphasis on the poet's fascination with language, gender, the limit states of sexuality and death, as well as her celebration of earthly life. The book is structured around Dickinson's major themes and preoccupations. Dickinson's philosophical stance is examined in the context of the poet's familiarity with the western philosophical tradition through her textbooks at Amherst Academy and Mt Holyoke Seminary. Her curiously modern sense of language is examined and the major poems are analyzed from a feminist perspective informed by contemporary feminist psychoanlytic theory.

Acknowledgements - Note on Texts - Editors Preface - Emily Dickinson's Life: 'I dwell in Possibility' - The Grammar of the Self: 'This loved Philology' - The Poetry of 'As If': 'The real: fictitious seems' - Poems of Gender: 'To hang our head: ostensibly' - The Gothic Mode: 'Tis so appalling: it exhilarates' - Nature Writings: 'The Dwelling Earthward' - Dickinson Criticism: 'Kinsmen of the Shelf' - Notes - Bibliography - Index

ISBN: 9780333420676
ISBN-10: 0333420675
Series: Women Writers S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 171
Published: 30th April 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.3 x 12.6  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 15