Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory

Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory

by Mary Loeffelholz

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Poetry written by the gifted recluse Emily Dickinson has remained fresh and enigmatic for longer than works by her male Transcendentalist counterparts. Here Mary Loeffelholz reads Dickinson's poetry and career in the double context of nineteenth-century literary tradition and twentieth-century feminist literary theory.
 
"Mary Loeffelholz has written a book that actually performs what it promises. . . . It illuminates our understanding of Emily Dickinson with readings both elegant and useful, and as importantly suggests modified direction for feminist-psychoanalytic theory."
-- Diana Hume George, author of Oedipus Anne: The Poetry of Anne Sexton
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780252061752
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 07/28/1991
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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