Emily Dickinson

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Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 231 pages
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Emily Dickinson, one of the most famous American poets of the 19th century, is known for her preferred seclusion from the outside world. The vast majority of her poems were published posthumously, as she kept her writing private. This relevant critical guide offers perceptive interpretations of Dickinson and her creative output. Freshly updated and featuring a perceptive introductory essay by Harold Bloom, Emily Dickinson, New Edition invites students to further explore this fiercely original poet and her widely studied and much-debated work.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Sumptuous Destitution
9
Presence and Place in Emily Dickinsons Poetry
21
The Development of Dickinsons Style
39
Dickinsons Discontinuous Lyric Self
55
Emily Dickinsons Manuscripts
69
Emily Dickinson as an Editorial Problem
99
Emily Dickinson and Popular Culture
111
Public and Private in Dickinsons War Poetry
169
Emily Dickinsons Unutterable Word
191
Emily Dickinsons God
197
The Syllables of Emily Dickinson
205
Emily Dickinson Chronology
217
Contributors
219
Bibliography
221
Acknowledgments
223

NineteenthCentury Views
135
Dickinsons Epistolary Naturalness
147
Index
225

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About the author (2008)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

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