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Reading Emily Dickinson's letters : critical essays / edited by Jane Donahue Eberwein and Cindy MacKenzie
Amherst, [Mass.]: University of Massachusetts Press, c2009
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 4th Floor  PS1541.Z5 R425 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Poets, American -- 19th century -- Correspondence
American letters -- History and criticism
Poetics -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description xiii, 293 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-270) and indexes
Contents "This is my letter to the world": Emily Dickinson's epistolary poetics / Cindy Mackenzie -- Dickinson's correspondence and the politics of gift-based circulation / Paul Crumbley -- "Blossom[s] of the brain": women's culture and the poetics of Emily Dickinson's correspondence / Stephanie A. Tingley -- "Saying nothing . . . sometimes says the most": Dickinson's letters to Catherine Dickinson Sweetser / Karen Dandurand -- Messages of condolence: "more peace than pang" / Jane Donahue Eberwein -- "What are you reading now?": Emily Dickinson's epistolary book club / Eleanor Heginbotham -- Emily Dickinson and marriage: "the Etruscan experiment" / Judith Farr -- Heritable heaven: erotic properties in the Dickinson-Lord correspondence / James Guthrie -- Alliteration, emphasis, and spatial prosody in Dickinson's manuscript letters / Ellen Louise Hart -- A hazard of a letter's fortunes: epistolarity and the technology of audience in Emily Dickinson's correspondences / Martha Nell Smith
Summary In this volume, distinguished literary scholars focus intensively on Dickinson's letter-writing and what her letters reveal about her poetics, her personal associations, and her self-awareness as a writer
Alternate Author Eberwein, Jane Donahue, 1943-
MacKenzie, Cindy

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