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Pollak, Vivian R.

Works: 11 works in 70 publications in 1 language and 5,615 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS1541.Z5, 811.3
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Most widely held works by Vivian R Pollak
The erotic Whitman by Vivian R Pollak( )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this provocative analysis of Whitman's exemplary quest for happiness, Vivian Pollak skillfully explores the intimate relationships that contributed to his portrayal of masculinity in crisis. She maintains that in representing himself as a characteristic nineteenth-century American and in proposing to heal national ills, Whitman was trying to temper his own inner conflicts as well
A historical guide to Emily Dickinson( )

17 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays presented here provide an overview of Emily Dickinson studies at the start of the 21st century. While locating the public Dickinson in relation to American political, social and literary history, this volume also remains faithful to the private particulars of her self-fashioned career
Dickinson, the anxiety of gender by Vivian R Pollak( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays on Daisy Miller and the turn of the screw( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 384 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
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

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

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 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
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

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
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

Dickinson by Vivian R Pollak( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The erotic Whitman
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A historical guide to Emily DickinsonDickinson, the anxiety of genderNew essays on Daisy Miller and the turn of the screw