Dickinson / Rebecca Swift
- Swift, Rebecca
- London : Hesperus, 
- Copyright Date:
- Physical Description:
- 158 pages ; 20 cm.
- Poetic lives
- Machine generated contents note: First -- Poets -- Then the Sun -- -- I was the slightest in the House -- -- `you know I am always in love with my teachers' -- The Soul selects her own Society -- -- This is my letter to the World -- `I ... never consciously touch a paint, mixed by another person --' -- Awake ye muses nine ... -- To own a Susan of my own -- Herself to her a music -- And every One unbared a Nerve -- `-- tonight, Master --' -- After great pain, a formal feeling comes -- -- Are you too deeply occupied to say if my Verse is alive?' -- `I have done with guises' -- How sweet if I am not forgot.
- Poetic Lives offers short, authoritative biographies of the world's best-known poets, illustrated by extracts from their work. Each title traces its subject's youth, writing career and literary legacy, while elegantly demonstrating the interplay of art and life. --
By the end of her life, Emily Dickinson lived in virtual isolation in her family's home, refusing where she could, face-to-face contact with strangers and friends. Though she attracted local renown as a recluse, her reputation as one of America's finest and most original poets was established only posthumously: her poems, numbering nearly two thousand, were virtually all unpublished during her lifetime. Also recovered after her death were rich, extensive and intimate correspondences with figures who exerted enormous influence on the poet, despite, in some cases, never meeting her. --
In this compelling new biography, Rebecca Swift sets Dickinson's characteristically idiosyncratic poetry alongside the events of her life, thus elucidating the story of one of literature's most intriguing figures. This book makes an ideal companion for those who love Emily Dickinson and wish to be refreshed and brought up to date, as well as newcomers, and students. --Book Jacket.
- 9781843913061 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (page 155).
- Source of Acquisition:
- UP-PAT copy: Purchased with funds from the George and Barbara Kelly English Endowment for Library Support; 2011.
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