RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 49760627 LA English T1 The Cambridge companion to Emily Dickinson A1 Martin, Wendy,, PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge, U.K.; New York YR 2002 SN 0521806445 9780521806442 0521001188 9780521001182 AB 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.