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The Resource My wars are laid away in books : the life of Emily Dickinson, Alfred Habegger

My wars are laid away in books : the life of Emily Dickinson, Alfred Habegger

Label
My wars are laid away in books : the life of Emily Dickinson
Title
My wars are laid away in books
Title remainder
the life of Emily Dickinson
Statement of responsibility
Alfred Habegger
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alfred Habegger presents the first thorough account of Dickinson's growth - a story of genius in the process of formation and then in the act of overwhelming production." "Building on the work of former and contemporary scholars, My Wars Are Laid Away in Books brings to light a wide range of new material from legal archives, congregational records, contemporary women's writing, and previously unpublished fragments of Dickinson's own letters. Habegger discovers the best available answers to the pressing questions about the poet: Was she lesbian? Who was the person she evidently loved? Why did she refuse to publish, and why was this refusal so integral an aspect of her work? Habegger also illuminates many of the essential connections in Dickinson's story: between the decay of doctrinal Protestantism and the emergence of her riddling lyric vision; between her father's political isolation after the Whig Party's collapse and her private poetic vocation; between her frustrated quest for human intimacy and the tuning of her uniquely seductive voice."--Jacket
Awards note
Oregon Book Award for Literary Nonfiction, 2002.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Habegger, Alfred
Dewey number
  • 811/.4
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1541.Z5
LC item number
H32 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Poets, American
  • Women and literature
  • Poètes américains
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Poets, American
  • Women and literature
  • United States
Label
My wars are laid away in books : the life of Emily Dickinson, Alfred Habegger
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 660-739) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one, 1636-1830: Amherst and the fathers -- Emily Norcross of Monson -- 1826-1828: winning Emily Norcross -- 1828-1830: shifting foundations -- Part two, 1830-1840: 1830-1835: a warm and anxious nest -- 1836-1840: the fire-stealer's girlhood -- Part three, 1840-1847: First years on West Street -- Amherst Academy -- Death and friendship -- Part four, 1847-1852: 1847-1848: Mount Holyoke Female Seminary -- 1848-1850: first drunkenness -- 1850-1852: somebody's rev-e-ries -- Part five, 1852-1858: 1852-1854: a sheltered life -- 1853-1855: news of the ancient school of true poets -- 1855-1858: troubles and riddles -- Part six, 1858-1865: 1858-1860: nothing's small -- 1860-1862: carrying and singing the heart's heavy freight -- 1862-1865: the fighting years -- Part seven, 1866-1886: 1866-1870: repose -- 1870-1878: wisdom that won't go stale -- 1878-1884: late adventures in friendship and love -- 1880-1886: exquisite containment -- Family charts -- Appendices: A second photography of Emily Dickinson? -- Standing buildings associated with Emily Dickinson -- Deaths from consumption (tuberculosis) -- Emily Dickinson's legal signatures -- Summary of corrected dates of letters
Control code
ocm46421835
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 764 pages
Isbn
9780679449867
Lccn
2001019429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46421835
  • (OCoLC)46421835
Label
My wars are laid away in books : the life of Emily Dickinson, Alfred Habegger
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 660-739) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one, 1636-1830: Amherst and the fathers -- Emily Norcross of Monson -- 1826-1828: winning Emily Norcross -- 1828-1830: shifting foundations -- Part two, 1830-1840: 1830-1835: a warm and anxious nest -- 1836-1840: the fire-stealer's girlhood -- Part three, 1840-1847: First years on West Street -- Amherst Academy -- Death and friendship -- Part four, 1847-1852: 1847-1848: Mount Holyoke Female Seminary -- 1848-1850: first drunkenness -- 1850-1852: somebody's rev-e-ries -- Part five, 1852-1858: 1852-1854: a sheltered life -- 1853-1855: news of the ancient school of true poets -- 1855-1858: troubles and riddles -- Part six, 1858-1865: 1858-1860: nothing's small -- 1860-1862: carrying and singing the heart's heavy freight -- 1862-1865: the fighting years -- Part seven, 1866-1886: 1866-1870: repose -- 1870-1878: wisdom that won't go stale -- 1878-1884: late adventures in friendship and love -- 1880-1886: exquisite containment -- Family charts -- Appendices: A second photography of Emily Dickinson? -- Standing buildings associated with Emily Dickinson -- Deaths from consumption (tuberculosis) -- Emily Dickinson's legal signatures -- Summary of corrected dates of letters
Control code
ocm46421835
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 764 pages
Isbn
9780679449867
Lccn
2001019429
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46421835
  • (OCoLC)46421835

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