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Emily Dickinson And The Labor Of Clothing (Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth Century Studies)

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Daneen Wardrop s Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing begins by identifying and using the dating tools of fashion to place the references to clothing in Dickinson s letters and poems, and to locate her social standing through examining her fashion choices in the iconic daguerreotype. In addition to detailing the poetics of fashion in Dickinson s work, the author argue ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by University Press of New England
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Like Katherine Joslin did with Edith Wharton, Daneen Wardrop ties fashion and academia together in Emily Dickinson and the Labor of Clothing. The Dickinson that is often studied – the one portrayed within her poetry – shows her intellect and her exceptional handle on language. By analyzing often-dismissed aspects of the famous poet like her approach to clothing, Wardrop presents a more down to earth perspective on Dickinson, one that sees her not just as a talented writer but also in many ways a ...more
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A friend gave me this book as she thought I would find it interesting. It turns out Emily Dickinson was very misunderstood when it comes to her life style and her dress. She is associated with a lonely white dress that it was rumored was all she wore.

Daneen Wardrop works hard to prove Emily Dickinson different. From the conclusion: ...If she was distant, she was also compassionate....If elitist she was also at times adept at imagining the lives of working class laborers...If privileged, she was
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