Solitary Prowess: The Transcendentalist Poetry of Emily Dickinson

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Saru Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Poetry - 336 pages
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Cultural Writing. Poetry. RC Allen puts Emily Dickinson's work in an entirely new perspective, looking less at the historical personage named Emily Dickinson than at the cosmic self she cherished, "ED." An archetypal study of transcendentalism as it appears in her poems, this book consists of a general introduction to transcendentalism as it occurs in many world literatures and a close reading of numerous Dickinson poems. The poems are grouped to show how they embody given archetypes. Many of the poems included will come as surprises to those who know Dickinson only from anthologies, while others will appear in an entirely new light.

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Contents

Introduction to Archetypal Transcendentalism
13
Nature SC the Divine
29
A Dual Life
44
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

A Muncie, Indiana native, R.C. began writing short stories in the fifth grade, and continued through high school until he joined the Army as an award-winning newspaper reporter, where he spent his full four-year stint in Washington, D.C, writing for the "Pentagram." After continuing as a reporter for the National Guard in Indiana, and in Colorado, he now calls Indianapolis home, where he resides with his wife, Jaime, granddaughter, two dogs and a very challenging puppy. "Bonfire" is his first published novel.

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