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The Resource Our Emily Dickinsons : American women poets and the intimacies of difference, Vivian R. Pollak

Our Emily Dickinsons : American women poets and the intimacies of difference, Vivian R. Pollak

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Our Emily Dickinsons : American women poets and the intimacies of difference
Title
Our Emily Dickinsons
Title remainder
American women poets and the intimacies of difference
Statement of responsibility
Vivian R. Pollak
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Vivian R. Pollak, Emily Dickinson's work is an extended meditation on the risks of social, psychological, and aesthetic difference that would be taken up by the generations of women poets who followed her. She situates Dickinson's originality in relation to her nineteenth-century audiences, including poet, novelist, and Indian rights activist Helen Hunt Jackson and her controversial first editor, Mabel Loomis Todd, and traces the emergence of competing versions of a brilliant but troubled Dickinson in the twentieth century, especially in the writings of Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath, and Elizabeth Bishop. Pollak reveals the wide range of emotions exhibited by women poets toward Dickinson's achievement and chronicles how their attitudes toward her changed over time. She contends, however, that they consistently use Dickinson to clarify personal and professional battles of their own. Reading poems, letters, diaries, journals, interviews, drafts of published and unpublished work, and other historically specific primary sources, Pollak tracks nineteenth- and twentieth-century women poets' ambivalence toward a literary tradition that overvalued lyric's inwardness and undervalued the power of social connection. Our Emily Dickinsons places Dickinson's life and work within the context of larger debates about gender, sexuality, and literary authority in America and complicates the connections between creative expression, authorial biography, audience reception, and literary genealogy."--Publisher's web-site
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PU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pollak, Vivian R
Dewey number
811/.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS1541.Z5
LC item number
P584 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Haney foundation series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Authors and readers
  • Women poets, American
  • American poetry
  • Women and literature
  • Intimacy (Psychology) in literature
  • Difference (Philosophy) in literature
  • American poetry
  • Authors and readers
  • Difference (Philosophy) in literature
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Intimacy (Psychology) in literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women poets, American
  • United States
  • Frauenliteratur
  • Rezeption
  • USA
Label
Our Emily Dickinsons : American women poets and the intimacies of difference, Vivian R. Pollak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-336) and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Dickinson and the demands of difference
  • Introduction.
  • Dickinson and the demands of intimacy.
  • Helen Hunt Jackson and Dickinson's personal publics
  • Mabel Loomis Todd and Dickinson's art of sincerity
  • "The wholesomeness of the life": Marianne Moore's unartificial Dickinson
  • Moore, Plath, Hughes, and "the literary life"
  • Plath's Dickinson: on not stopping for death
  • Elizabeth Bishop and the U.S.A. schools of writing
Control code
ocn945949965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780812248449
Lccn
2016026836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812248449
  • (OCoLC)945949965
Label
Our Emily Dickinsons : American women poets and the intimacies of difference, Vivian R. Pollak
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-336) and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Dickinson and the demands of difference
  • Introduction.
  • Dickinson and the demands of intimacy.
  • Helen Hunt Jackson and Dickinson's personal publics
  • Mabel Loomis Todd and Dickinson's art of sincerity
  • "The wholesomeness of the life": Marianne Moore's unartificial Dickinson
  • Moore, Plath, Hughes, and "the literary life"
  • Plath's Dickinson: on not stopping for death
  • Elizabeth Bishop and the U.S.A. schools of writing
Control code
ocn945949965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780812248449
Lccn
2016026836
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780812248449
  • (OCoLC)945949965

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