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by Elizabeth A. Petrino


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Xi, 240 pages ; 24 cm. Elizabeth A. Petrino places the Belle of Amherst within the context of other nineteenth-century women poets and examines the feminist implications of their work.

Xi, 240 pages ; 24 cm. Dickinson and contemporaries like Lydia Sigourney, Louisa May Alcott, and Helen Hunt Jackson developed in their writing a rhetoric of duplicity that enabled them to question conventional values but still maintain the propriety necessary to achieve publication

For many years, Emily Dickinson's cryptic verse was viewed as an isolated phenomenon, the poet herself an enigma . To demonstrate these strategies, Petrino examines both Dickinson's poetry and a range of "women's" genres, from the child elegy to the discourse of flowers.

For many years, Emily Dickinson's cryptic verse was viewed as an isolated phenomenon, the poet herself an enigma whose motivations and influences were shrouded in mystery. Eschewing such stereotypes, Elizabeth A.

Elizabeth A. Petrino places the Belle of Amherst within the context of other nineteenth-century women poets . Dickinson and contemporaries like Lydia Sigourney, Louisa May Alcott, and Helen Hunt Jackson developed in their writing a rhetoric of duplicity that enabled them to question conventional values but still maintain Elizabeth A.

For many years, Emily Dickinson's cryptic verse was viewed as an isolated phenomenon, the poet herself an enigma .

While previous works. have discussed the generic structure of women's poetry and the relation between the poets and the patriarchal publishing world, Petrino discusses how Dickinson, rather than being separate from her contemporaries, actually used the same poetic themes deemed acceptable to women writers but differed in creating 'a new powerful means of expression within the perscribed limits.

The Emily Dickinson Journal, Volume 8, pp 110-111; doi:10. Keywords: Emily Dickinson, contemporaries, Women's Verse in America. For questions or feedback, please reach us at support at scilit. An interdisciplinary examination of the poet, her milieu, and the ways she and her contemporaries freed their work from cultural limitations.

For many years, Emily Dickinson's cryptic verse was viewed as an isolated phenomenon, the poet herself an enigma whose motivations and influences were shrouded i. .

Petrino EA. Call Number. Sarah Doyle Women's Center. 26 Benevolent Street. Providence, RI 02912.

SIDELIGHTS: With her debut work Emily Dickinson and Her Contemporaries: Women's Verses in America, 1820-1885, Elizabeth Petrino examines the state of women's writing in nineteenth-century America

SIDELIGHTS: With her debut work Emily Dickinson and Her Contemporaries: Women's Verses in America, 1820-1885, Elizabeth Petrino examines the state of women's writing in nineteenth-century America.

For many years, Emily Dickinson's cryptic verse was viewed as an isolated phenomenon, the poet herself an enigma whose motivations and influences were shrouded in mystery. Eschewing such stereotypes, Elizabeth A. Petrino places the Belle of Amherst within the context of other nineteenth-century women poets and examines the feminist implications of their work. Dickinson and contemporaries like Lydia Sigourney, Louisa May Alcott, and Helen Hunt Jackson developed in their writing a rhetoric of duplicity that enabled them to question conventional values but still maintain the propriety necessary to achieve publication. To demonstrate these strategies, Petrino examines both Dickinson's poetry and a range of "women's" genres, from the child elegy to the discourse of flowers. She also enlists contemporary magazines, unpublished professional correspondence, even gravestone inscriptions and posthumous paintings of children to explain what Petrino calls the most significant fact of Dickinson's literary biography, her decision not to publish. In the end, we see how, "these poets create a kind of cultural palimpsest, writing and rewriting central tropes about death, marriage and motherhood, and the power and function of consolatory verse, barely visible under the erasures of literary history. Set against a new and recently recovered tradition of female verse writing, Dickinson's central place in the canon and her position as a consummate artist are clearly affirmed."
Emily Dickinson and Her Contemporaries: Women’s Verse in America, 1820–1885 download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Elizabeth A. Petrino
ISBN: 0874519071
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: UPNE; 1st edition (May 15, 1998)
Pages: 240 pages