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Pollak, Vivian R.

Overview
Works: 16 works in 93 publications in 1 language and 6,495 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS1541.Z5, 811.4
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Most widely held works by Vivian R Pollak
Dickinson, the anxiety of gender by Vivian R Pollak( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical guide to Emily Dickinson( Book )

18 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series is an interdisciplinary, historically sensitive series that combines close attention to the United States' most widely read and studied authors with a strong sense of time, place, and history. Placing each writer in the context of the vibrant relationship between literature and society, volumes in this series contain historical essays written on subjects of contemporary social, political, and cultural relevance. Each volume also includes a capsule biography and illustrated chronology detailing important cultural events as they coincided with the author's life and works, while photographs and illustrations dating from the period capture the flavor of the author's time and social milieu. Equally accessible to students of literature and of life, the volumes offer a complete and rounded picture of each author in his or her America
New essays on Daisy Miller and the turn of the screw by ANON( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the four essays that follow, Kenneth Graham offers a close reading of Daisy that emphasizes the heroine's unknowability; Robert Weisbuch examines Winterbourne as a specimen of James's formidable bachelor type; Millicent Bell places the ghost story governess in the traditions of English fiction and society; and David McWhirter provides a critique of female authority. Deftly summarizing earlier criticism, these essays demonstrate the continuing appeal of Henry James in our time
The erotic Whitman by Vivian R Pollak( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the intimate relationships that contributed to Walt Whitman's imagination of masculinity in crisis. She maintains that in representing himself as a characteristic nineteenth-century American and in proposing to heal national ills, the poet was trying to temper his own inner conflicts as well. Integrating biography and criticism, Pllak employs a loosely chronological organization to describe the poet's multifaceted faith in sex. Drawing on his early fiction, journalism, letters, and notebook entries, she shows how in spite of his personal ambivalence about sustained erotic intimacy, Whitman came to imagine himself as the phallic choice of America
A poet's parents : the courtship letters of Emily Norcross and Edward Dickinson by Emily Norcross Dickinson( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a collection of the courtship letters exchanged between American poet Emily Dickinson's (1830-1886) future parents. Through the letters, readers are able to get a feel for the issues that were vital to the lives of Emily's parents and therefore became an influence to Emily's subsequent development. In her introduction, the editor places the letters within the context of nineteenth-century American society and argues that the poet's disturbed relationship with her mother forms part of a larger pattern that is exhibited in Emily's future artistic works
Our Emily Dickinsons : American women poets and the intimacies of difference by Vivian R Pollak( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our Emily Dickinsons situates Dickinson's life and work within larger debates about gender, sexuality, and literary authority in America. Examining Dickinson's influence on Marianne Moore, Sylvia Plath, Elizabeth Bishop and others, Vivian R. Pollak complicates the connection between authorial biography and poetry that endures
Emily Dickinson's early poems and letters by Vivian R Pollak( )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on "Daysi Miller" end "The turn of the screw"( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirst and starvation in Emily Dickinson's poetry by Vivian R Pollak( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In loftiest spheres" : Whitman's visionary feminism by Vivian R Pollak( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Emily Dickinson's literary allusions by Vivian R Pollak( )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The article offers poetry criticism of several poems by Emily Dickinson, including "I Had a Guinea Golden" and "If Those I Loved Were Lost," addressing Dickinson's use of allusions to other works of literature. According to the author, Dickinson refers to characters in well-known literary works, the Bible, and classical mythology. Literary allusions discussed include references to the song "We're a' Noddin," by Robert Burns and the book "The Seasons" by James Thomson
In the "Other House" of Fiction : Writing, Authority, and Femininity in The Turn of the Screw by David Bruce McWhirter( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson, A. Historical Guides to American Authors( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of America's most celebrated women, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her own time and unknown to the public at large. Today her poetry is commonly anthologized and widely praised for its precision, its intensity, its depth and beauty. Dickinson's life and work, however, remain in important ways mysterious. This collection of essays, all of them previously unpublished, represent the best of contemporary scholarship and points the way toward exciting new directions for the future. The volume includes a biographical essay that covers some of the major turning points in the poet's life, especially those emphasized by her letters. Other essays discuss Dickinson's religious beliefs, her response to the Civil War, her class-based politics, her place in a tradition of American women's poetry, and the editing of her manuscripts. A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson concludes with a rich bibliographical essay describing the controversial history of Dickinson's life in print, together with a substantial bibliography of relevant sources
Winterbourne and the Doom of Manhood in Daisy Miller by Robert Weisbuch( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class, Sex, and the Victorian Governess : James's The Turn of the Screw by Millicent Bell( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisy Miller : Dynamics of an Enigma by Kenneth Graham( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A historical guide to Emily Dickinson
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A historical guide to Emily DickinsonNew essays on Daisy Miller and the turn of the screwThe erotic Whitman