Emily Dickinson (Radcliffe Biography Series)

By: Wolff, Cynthia Griffin; Lewis, R.W.B.; Horner, Matina S.

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4th printing. 1988 Trade Paperback. xx, 635, [1] pp. Foreword by R.W.B. Lewis, series introduction by Matina S. Horner. This is a dense, extended study of Dickinson's life and poetry, the first attempting this perilous joining since Thomas Johnson's Emily Dickinson (1955). Wolff, expanding on Tate (New England Culture and Emily Dickinson, 1932), deflects the peril by positing that the passion in the poetry arises from Dickinson's lifelong wrestling with an abandoning, vengeful God. This single perspective illuminates poetry Christian in idea or imagery but convolutes when applied to nonfaith poems. Biographical revelations arise from the reconsideration of known data, yielding a complex portrait and some plausible conjectures in a context profuse with family, ancestry, and social history. The rich interweaving of times, life, mind, and letters makes this a formidable addition to the canon of enduring Dickinson studies.

Title: Emily Dickinson (Radcliffe Biography Series)

Author: Wolff, Cynthia Griffin; Lewis, R.W.B.; Horner, Matina S.

Categories: American, Literary Criticism, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: 4th Printing

Publisher: Merloyd Lawrence / Perseus Books: 1988

ISBN Number: 020116809X

ISBN Number 13: 9780201168099

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

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