A Companion to Emily Dickinson by Martha Nell Smith

By Martha Nell Smith

This significant other to America?s maximum lady poet showcases the variety and excellence that signify the thriving box of Dickinson studies.

  • Covers biographical techniques of Dickinson, the ancient, political and cultural contexts of her paintings, and its severe reception over the years
  • Considers concerns in relation to different codecs within which Dickinson?s lyrics were released ? manuscript, print, halftone and electronic facsimile
  • Provides incisive interventions into present serious discussions, in addition to starting up clean components of severe inquiry
  • Features new paintings being performed within the critique of nineteenth-century American poetry often, in addition to new paintings being performed in Dickinson studies
  • Designed for use along the Dickinson digital data, a web source constructed during the last ten years

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New York: Routledge, 1995. Mitchell, Domhnall. Emily Dickinson: Monarch of Perception. Amherst, MA: U of Massachusetts P, 2000. Morrison, Toni. Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1992. Mudge, Jeanne McClure. Emily Dickinson and the Image of Home. Amherst, MA: U of Massachusetts P, 1975. Murray, Aífe. 3 (1999): 697–732. Norcross, Louise. ”]. Letter to the editor. The Woman’s Journal. Boston. (26 March 1904), 98. Pierson, William. Black Yankees: Development of an African-American Subculture in 18th Century New England.

This essay examines household life before and after the move, first describing the outdoor work, followed by indoor domesticity, weaving in what I know about the servants and their communities. Here Dickinson’s correspondence serves as a barometer of her time around such issues as fear about social position, negative response to the Irish, class differentiation, class as a rhetorical device, anxiety monitored through 16 Aife Murray pigmentation, reaction to alcohol, and racial hostility. Analyses of the meaning of the later years and the impact of servants on her writing life conclude this perspective on Dickinson’s daily life.

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