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A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson
One of America's most celebrated women, Emily Dickinson was virtually unpublished in her own time and unknown to the public at large.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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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.