RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 57509760 LA English UL http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=217958 T1 The Cambridge companion to Emily Dickinson A1 Martin, Wendy,, Cambridge University Press., PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge, U.K.; New York YR 2002 SN 0511073917 9780511073915 9780511073731 0511073739 051107381X 9780511073816 9780511119743 0511119747 AB Specially commissioned essays examine all of Dickinson's major writings, and places her work in a variety of literary, cultural and political contexts. It features a detailed chronology and a comprehensive guide to further reading. Emily Dickinson, one of the most important American poets of the nineteenth century, remains an intriguing and fascinating writer. This book includes eleven new essays by accomplished Dickinson scholars. They cover Dickinson's biography, publication history, poetic themes and strategies, and her historical and cultural contexts. As a woman poet, Dickinson's literary persona has become incredibly resonant in the popular imagination. She has been portrayed as singular, enigmatic, and even eccentric. At the same time, Dickinson is widely acknowledged as one of the founders of American poetry, an innovative pre-modernist poet as well as a rebellious and courageous woman. This volume introduces readers to a variety of critical responses to Dickinson's poetry and life, and provides several valuable tools, including a chronology and suggestions for further reading.