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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
Subject
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 Reading poems, letters, diaries, journals, interviews, drafts of published and unpublished work, and other historically specific primary sources, Pollak tracks nineteenth- and twentieth-century women poets' ambivalence toward a literary tradition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."--online description
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
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Pollak, Vivian R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Haney foundation series
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  • 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
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • 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
Label
Our Emily Dickinsons : American women poets and the intimacies of difference, Vivian R. Pollak
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-336) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965127121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812293227
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 964365
  • 22573/ctv2rhqmk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965127121
Label
Our Emily Dickinsons : American women poets and the intimacies of difference, Vivian R. Pollak
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-336) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn965127121
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812293227
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 964365
  • 22573/ctv2rhqmk
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)965127121

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