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The Resource The influence of nineteenth-century British writers on Emily Dickinson : a study of her library and letters, Marcy L. Tanter

The influence of nineteenth-century British writers on Emily Dickinson : a study of her library and letters, Marcy L. Tanter

Label
The influence of nineteenth-century British writers on Emily Dickinson : a study of her library and letters
Title
The influence of nineteenth-century British writers on Emily Dickinson
Title remainder
a study of her library and letters
Statement of responsibility
Marcy L. Tanter
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is a rare study of the letters and family books of Emily Dickinson from Amherst College and Harvard University libraries revealing Dickinson's poetic development, through her correspondence and reference to works of British writers and their influence on her work. This work proves her place in the canon of nineteenth-century literature is well-deserved. Emily Dickinson's letters have been neglected somewhat in her scholarship, as have nineteenth-century British writers despite the fact they are mentioned more in her letters than their American contemporaries. Led by these references, I examined the copies of the family books held at the Frost Library, Amherst College and in the Houghton Library, Harvard University. The examination of the texts and close readings of Dickinson's letters and poems shows that she formed a literary coterie made up of books to which she turned for inspiration. Written as a study to complement Karl Keller's The Only Kangaroo Among the Beauty (1979), this study reinforces Dickinson's place within the canon of 19th Century American writing. Keller reads Dickinson through American authors from Anne Bradstreet to Ralph Waldo Emerson. He succeeds in explicating Dickinson's relationship with these authors to show their importance in her evolution as a "vernacular poet." Because Dickinson's poetry seems to be unconventional at times, readers and critics have begrudgingly placed her within the canon of the nineteenth-century' I will show in the following chapters that she belongs there firmly. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tanter, Marcy L
Dewey number
811/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1541.Z5
LC item number
T36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Brief
  • Englisch
  • Literatur
  • Rezeption
Label
The influence of nineteenth-century British writers on Emily Dickinson : a study of her library and letters, Marcy L. Tanter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Wall of Sense -- Emily Dickinson and William Wordsworth -- Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, and John Keats -- Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and George Eliot -- Emily Dickinson, Lord Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning -- The Vital Kinsmanship -- The 19th Century British Literature Mentioned in Dickinson's Letters
Control code
870288207
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780773400719
Lccn
2014005321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870288207
Label
The influence of nineteenth-century British writers on Emily Dickinson : a study of her library and letters, Marcy L. Tanter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The Wall of Sense -- Emily Dickinson and William Wordsworth -- Emily Dickinson, Lord Byron, and John Keats -- Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and George Eliot -- Emily Dickinson, Lord Alfred Tennyson, and Robert Browning -- The Vital Kinsmanship -- The 19th Century British Literature Mentioned in Dickinson's Letters
Control code
870288207
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780773400719
Lccn
2014005321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)870288207

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