Duty, Body and World in the Works of Emily Dickinson: Reorganizing the Estimate (Studies in American Literature No. 32)

Duty, Body and World in the Works of Emily Dickinson: Reorganizing the Estimate (Studies in American Literature No. 32)

By: Raymond P. Tripp (author)Hardback

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This study does not "explain away" Emily Dickinson according to this or that school of contemporary criticism or psychological bias, but takes her at her own word as a late transcendental poet. Part One deals with the common fallacies of Dickinson studies, the conflict of world views between critic and poet, and the substitution of biographical speculation for literary criticism. Part Two seeks to engage the substance of what she has to say about life and living it. Part Three presents an interpretation of her style and language for a metaphysical point of view.

Contents

Part 1 First things: reading a perennial novel; poetry and biography; poets, poetry and mysticism. Part 2 Three great themes: the knot of duty; the knot of names, forms and bodies; the knot of the world; synonyms for epiphany. Part 3 The supreme oxymoron: transcendental semantics; transcendental grammar; linguistic metanoia; apologia.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773478503
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 356
  • ID: 9780773478503
  • ISBN10: 0773478507

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