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The Resource Dickinson : selected poems and commentaries, Helen Vendler

Dickinson : selected poems and commentaries, Helen Vendler

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Dickinson : selected poems and commentaries
Title
Dickinson
Title remainder
selected poems and commentaries
Statement of responsibility
Helen Vendler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In selecting these poems for commentary the author chooses to exhibit many aspects of Dickinson's work as a poet, from her first person poems to the poems of grand abstraction, from her ecstatic verses to her unparalleled depictions of emotional numbness, from her comic anecdotes to her painful poems of aftermath. Included here are many expected favorites as well as more complex and less often anthologized poems. Taken together, this selection reveals Emily Dickinson's development as a poet, her astonishing range, and her revelation of what Wordsworth called the history and science of feeling. In accompanying commentaries the author offers a deeper acquaintance with Dickinson the writer, the inventive conceiver and linguistic shaper of her perennial themes. All of Dickinson's preoccupations, death, religion, love, the natural world, the nature of thought, are explored here in detail, but the author always takes care to emphasize the poet's startling imagination and the ingenuity of her linguistic invention. Whether exploring less familiar poems or favorites we thought we knew, the author reveals Dickinson as a master of a revolutionary verse language of immediacy and power. Here, the author turns her skills as a critic to 150 selected poems of Emily Dickinson. She serves as a guide, considering both stylistic and imaginative feature of the poems
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DLC
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1830-1886
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Dickinson, Emily
Dewey number
811/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1541
LC item number
.A6 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1933-
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Vendler, Helen
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Dickinson, Emily
Label
Dickinson : selected poems and commentaries, Helen Vendler
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 527) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dickinson the writer -- Selected poems and commentaries
Control code
ocm542263643
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 535 pages
Isbn
9780674048676
Lccn
2010007090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)542263643
  • (Sirsi) a1048884
Label
Dickinson : selected poems and commentaries, Helen Vendler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 527) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dickinson the writer -- Selected poems and commentaries
Control code
ocm542263643
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 535 pages
Isbn
9780674048676
Lccn
2010007090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)542263643
  • (Sirsi) a1048884

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