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The Resource Emily Dickinson and her contemporaries : women's verse in America, 1820-1885, Elizabeth A. Petrino

Emily Dickinson and her contemporaries : women's verse in America, 1820-1885, Elizabeth A. Petrino

Label
Emily Dickinson and her contemporaries : women's verse in America, 1820-1885
Title
Emily Dickinson and her contemporaries
Title remainder
women's verse in America, 1820-1885
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth A. Petrino
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Elizabeth A. Petrino places the Belle of Amherst within the context of other nineteenth-century women poets and examines the feminist implications of their work. Dickinson and contemporaries like Lydia Sigourney, Louisa May Alcott, and Helen Hunt Jackson developed in their writing a rhetoric of duplicity that enabled them to question conventional values but still maintain the propriety necessary to achieve publication. To demonstrate these strategies, Petrino examines both Dickinson's poetry and a range of "women's" genres, from the child elegy to the discourse of flowers
  • She also enlists contemporary magazines, unpublished professional correspondence, even gravestone inscriptions and posthumous paintings of children to explain what Petrino calls the most significant fact of Dickinson's literary biography, her decision not to publish
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.3099287/09034
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1541.Z5
LC item number
P44 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Emily Dickinson and her contemporaries : women's verse in America, 1820-1885, Elizabeth A. Petrino
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A heritage of poets and the literary tradition -- "This--Was a poet": Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century publishing standards -- "Feet so precious charged": Dickinson, Sigourney, and the child elegy -- "Alabaster chambers": Dickinson, epitaphs, and the culture of mourning -- "Paradise persuaded": Dickson, Osgood, and the language of flowers -- "Fame of myself": Dickinson, Jackson, and the question of female authorship -- Seeing "New Englandly": Dickinson and nineteenth-century American women's poetry
Control code
878700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780874518382
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97044600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37801477
  • (OCoLC)37801477
Label
Emily Dickinson and her contemporaries : women's verse in America, 1820-1885, Elizabeth A. Petrino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-232) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A heritage of poets and the literary tradition -- "This--Was a poet": Emily Dickinson and nineteenth-century publishing standards -- "Feet so precious charged": Dickinson, Sigourney, and the child elegy -- "Alabaster chambers": Dickinson, epitaphs, and the culture of mourning -- "Paradise persuaded": Dickson, Osgood, and the language of flowers -- "Fame of myself": Dickinson, Jackson, and the question of female authorship -- Seeing "New Englandly": Dickinson and nineteenth-century American women's poetry
Control code
878700
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780874518382
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97044600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37801477
  • (OCoLC)37801477

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