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Literary Lives

Emily Dickinson

A Literary Life

Authors: Wagner-Martin, L.

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  • A groundbreaking new study of Emily Dickinson, arguably one of the most-quoted American poets.
  • The author makes use of new archival research, a great resource for researchers and readers of American literature and poetry
  • This literary biographical study charts Dickinson's hard-won brilliance as she worked, largely alone, to become the unique American woman writer of the nineteenth century
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With special attention to Emily Dickinson's growth into a poet, this literary biographical study charts Dickinson's hard-won brilliance as she worked, largely alone, to become the unique American woman writer of the nineteenth century.

About the authors

Linda Wagner-Martin is Frank Borden Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She has been a Guggenheim fellow, a Rockefeller awardee, and a resident at Bellagio, Bogliasco, and the Bunting Institute. She recently received the Hubbell Medal for lifetime service to American literature. Her 2013 A History of American Literature from 1950 to the Present is her 53rd book. She has written two other books for this series, one on Ernest Hemingway and the other, in both 1999 and 2003, on Sylvia Plath. She writes widely on twentieth-century American literature, biography, women's writing and pedagogy. Her publications include A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway (2000), William Faulkner: Six Decades of Criticism (2002), Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Hemingway: Eight Decades of Criticism (2009).

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"Palgrave Macmillan's 'Literary Lives' series exists not so much to answer intriguing biographical questions as to establish the link between the art and the life that gives rise to these questions. Wagner-Martin, with acclaimed biographies of Sylvia Plath and Zelda Fitzgerald to her credit, does a superb job here of teasing out the implications of that connection." The Independent

"Reliable, accessible, and compact, this is a valuable book. Summing up: Highly recommended. All readers." CHOICE


Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Reaching 1850

    Pages 1-12

    Wagner-Martin, Linda

  • Dickinson’s Search, to Find the Poem of Her Being

    Pages 13-23

    Wagner-Martin, Linda

  • Losses into Art

    Pages 24-35

    Wagner-Martin, Linda

  • Dickinson’s Expanding Readership

    Pages 36-44

    Wagner-Martin, Linda

  • Dickinson and War

    Pages 45-53

    Wagner-Martin, Linda

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Hardcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Emily Dickinson
Book Subtitle
A Literary Life
Authors
Series Title
Literary Lives
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03306-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137033062
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03305-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44136-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 202
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