An Emily Dickinson encyclopedia / edited by Jane Donahue Eberwein.

Contributor(s): Eberwein, Jane Donahue, 1943-Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998Description: xviii, 395 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0313297819 (alk. paper); 9780313297816 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Encyclopedias | Women and literature -- United States -- Encyclopedias | Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Emily Dickinson encyclopedia.; Online version:: Emily Dickinson encyclopedia.DDC classification: 811/.4 LOC classification: PS1541.Z49 | E47 1998Other classification: 18.06 | HT 4955
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-359) and indexes.

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Eberwein (English, Oakland Univ. and author of Dickinson, Strategies of Limitation, CH, Nov'85) provides a unique resource, the first encyclopedia on Dickinson. She notes two similar works recently completed (Cynthia Hallen's The Emily Dickinson Lexicon and Gudrun Grabher, Roland Hagenb"uchle, and Cristianne Miller's The Emily Dickinson Handbook, both forthcoming) but they promise to differ significantly from hers. The entries include people, places, and institutions; the editing history of Dickinson's works; and the effect of different methodologies on Dickinson scholarship. Although 26 poems have their own entries and many more are referenced within entries, the encyclopedia does not attempt to be a source for critical pieces on Dickinson's poems. Contributors are mostly academics, many of them literature faculty or doctoral students studying or teaching Dickinson. The signed entries are easy to read and are rich with cross-references and citations as well as quotes from primary and secondary resources. The work includes a general bibliography, a chronology, an index of cited poems, a general index, an appendix of poems in Dickinson's copy books, and an annotated list of the major archival collections, including the Electronic Archives Project. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. N. G. Stewart; Georgetown University

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JANE DONAHUE EBERWEIN is Professor of English and Coordinator of American Studies at Oakland University. Editor of Early American Poetry (1978) and author of Dickinson: Strategies of Limitation (1985), she has published widely on authors associated with an imaginative tradition grounded in New England Puritanism and is best known for studies of Anne Bradstreet and Emily Dickinson. She was a founding board member of the Emily Dickinson International Society and recently completed a term on the Executive Committee of the MLA Division on American Literature to 1800.

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