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Dickinson's misery : a theory of lyric reading

Author: Virginia Walker Jackson
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2005] ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do we know that Emily Dickinson wrote poems? How do we recognize a poem when we see one? In Dickinson's Misery, Virginia Jackson poses fundamental questions about reading habits we have come to take for granted. Because Dickinson's writing remained largely unpublished when she died in 1886, decisions about what it was that Dickinson wrote have been left to the editors, publishers, and critics who have brought  Read more...
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Jackson, Virginia Walker.
Dickinson's misery : a theory of lyric reading.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2005]
xvii, 298 pages ; 24 cm.
(DLC) 2004052466
(OCoLC)55847172
Named Person: Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Walker Jackson
ISBN: 9781400850754 1400850754 1306142792 9781306142793 9780691119908 0691119902 0691119910 9780691119915
OCLC Number: 880237579
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified]: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2020. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Phi Beta Kappa's Christian Gauss Award 2006
Winner of Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book 2005
Description: 1 online resource (319 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1: Dickinson undone --
Bird-tracks --
"When what they sung for ..." --
Lyric context --
Hybrid poems --
Dickinson unbound --
The archive --
2: Lyric reading --
"My cricket" --
Lyric alienation --
Lyric theory --
Against (lyric) theory --
3: Dickinson's figure of address --
"The only poets" --
Lyric media --
"The man who makes sheets of paper" --
"You --
there --
I --
here" --
"The most pathetic thing I do" --
4: "Faith in anatomy" --
Achilles' head --
The interpretant --
"No bird --
yet rode in Ether --
" --
The queen's place --
5: Dickinson's misery --
"Misery, how fair" --
"The literature of misery" --
"This chasm" --
"And bore her safe away."
Responsibility: Virginia Jackson.
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Poses fundamental questions about reading habits we have come to take for granted. Featuring illustrations from Dickinson's manuscripts, this book makes a contribution to the study of Dickinson and  Read more...

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