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My Emily Dickinson

My Emily Dickinson

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For Wallace Stevens, Poetry is the scholar's art. Susan Howe--taking the poet-scholar-critics Charles Olson, H.D., and William Carlos Williams (among others) as her guides--embodies that art in her 1985 My Emily Dickinson (winner of the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award). Howe shows ways in which earlier scholarship had shortened Dickinson's intellectual reach by ignoring the use to which she put her wide reading. Giving close attention to the well-known poem, My Life had stood--a Loaded Gun, Howe tracks Dickens, Browning, Emily Brontë, Shakespeare, and Spenser, as well as local Connecticut River Valley histories, Puritan sermons, captivity narratives, and the popular culture of the day. Dickinson's life was language and a lexicon her landscape. Forcing, abbreviating, pushing, padding, subtracting, riddling, interrogating, re-writing, she pulled text from text....

Author: Susan Howe
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 11/15/2007
Pages: 160
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.51lbs
Size: 8.94h x 6.16w x 0.41d
ISBN: 9780811216838

About the Author
Howe, Susan: - Susan Howe has won the Bollingen Prize, the Frost Medal, and the Griffin Award. She is the author of such seminal works as Debths, ThatThis, TheMidnight, MyEmilyDickinson, TheQuarry, and TheBirthmark.Weinberger, Eliot: - Eliot Weinberger is an essayist, editor, and translator. He lives in New York City.

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