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Dickinson’s Precarious Steps, Surprising Leaps, and Bounds

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Dickinson’s approach to the limitations of knowledge can be understood in terms of probabilistic expectation, which has profound epistemological and aesthetic consequences for her poetry. As chance ... More


Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics

Alexandra Socarides

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858088
eISBN:
9780199950300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Poetry

Through close attention to Dickinson’s literal process of making—to both the material objects and compositional practices she employed in this process—this book takes up the project of analyzing how ... More


Introduction

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book investigates the poetic influence of Emily Dickinson to a significant number of contemporary writers, who in their own terms, are enacting Dickinson's poetics of “broken responsiveness.” It ... More


Words Sound Other Ways: Susan Howe's Prose

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The image of wandering through the wilderness and being forced to develop a new voice is a central aspect in Dickinson's works. Although in the scattered displays of Howe's poetry the Dickinson ... More


A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Thomas Gardner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Critics have said that Emily Dickinson has no heirs, and that her poetry represents the zenith of the experimental method she developed in the mid-19th century. This book disagrees. It takes up ... More


Enlarging Loneliness: Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter focuses on Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping. Housekeeping is meant as a sort of demonstration of the intellectual culture of Robinson's childhood. In this novel, its narrator Ruth, left ... More


Interview with Susan Howe

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This interview with Susan Howe tells about her work My Emily Dickinson, where she not only draws the reader into a deeper, more precise version of her Emily Dickinson, but also draws the reader into ... More


Conclusion

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

What this book has sought to demonstrate is that Emily Dickinson's legacy will remain a vital and continuing one, and will continue to take shape, as long as her poems are taken up by, and tested out ... More


Restructured and Restrung: Charles Wright's Zone Journals

Thomas Gardner

in A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174939
eISBN:
9780199850945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174939.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter discusses Charles Wright's Zone Journals, a reflection of Emily Dickinson's poetic influence on him. The Zone Journals is made up of a single year-long journal, “A Journal of the Year of ... More


The Musical Sublime

Catherine Jones

in Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748684618
eISBN:
9781474406369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684618.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the tension between claims that music is a universal language, and the interest in directing musical experience towards the construction of exclusionary identities, particularly ... More


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