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© 2013

Emily Dickinson

A Literary Life

Book

Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 1-12
  3. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 13-23
  4. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 24-35
  5. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 36-44
  6. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 45-53
  7. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 54-64
  8. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 65-76
  9. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 77-82
  10. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 83-91
  11. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 92-102
  12. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 103-109
  13. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 110-120
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    Pages 121-129
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  17. Linda Wagner-Martin
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  18. Linda Wagner-Martin
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  19. Linda Wagner-Martin
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  20. Linda Wagner-Martin
    Pages 166-173

About this book

Introduction

With special attention to Emily Dickinson's growth into a poet, this literary biographical study charts Dickinson's hard-won brilliance as she worked, largely alone, to become the unique American woman writer of the nineteenth century.

Keywords

America poem poet

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

About the authors

Linda Wagner-Martin is Frank Borden Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. She has been a Guggenheim fellow, a Rockefeller awardee, and a resident at Bellagio, Bogliasco, and the Bunting Institute. She recently received the Hubbell Medal for lifetime service to American literature. Her 2013 A History of American Literature from 1950 to the Present is her 53rd book. She has written two other books for this series, one on Ernest Hemingway and the other, in both 1999 and 2003, on Sylvia Plath. She writes widely on twentieth-century American literature, biography, women's writing and pedagogy. Her publications include A Historical Guide to Ernest Hemingway (2000), William Faulkner: Six Decades of Criticism (2002), Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004) and Hemingway: Eight Decades of Criticism (2009).

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Reviews

"Palgrave Macmillan's 'Literary Lives' series exists not so much to answer intriguing biographical questions as to establish the link between the art and the life that gives rise to these questions. Wagner-Martin, with acclaimed biographies of Sylvia Plath and Zelda Fitzgerald to her credit, does a superb job here of teasing out the implications of that connection." The Independent

"Reliable, accessible, and compact, this is a valuable book. Summing up: Highly recommended. All readers." CHOICE