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A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson

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One of America's most celebrated women, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her own time and unknown to the public at large. Yet since the first publication of a limited selection of her poems in 1890, she has emerged as one of the most challenging and rewarding writers of all time. Born into a prosperous family in small town Amherst, Massachusetts, she had an ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 29th 2003)
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Sep 17, 2015 Bill Sweet rated it liked it
A good, serviceable overview of a number of perspectives on the poet, her life and writing, either from a vantage point if certain historical topics, or reviewing the history of how different aspects of her work were viewed over history. Neither groundbreaking or exhaustive, it's still a good read.
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