Emily Dickinson : a biography / Connie Ann Kirk.

By: Kirk, Connie AnnMaterial type: TextTextSeries: Greenwood biographies: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, c2004Description: xxvii, 176 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cmISBN: 0313322066 (alk. paper); 9780313322068 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 | Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography | Amherst (Mass.) -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Emily Dickinson.; Online version:: Emily Dickinson.DDC classification: 811/.4 | B LOC classification: PS1541.Z5 | K588 2004
Contents:
Timeline : chronology & historical context -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Ancestry, early life, and family -- 3. Education, religion, and early friendships -- 4. "For occupation -- this -" : the poet at home -- 5. "Her travels daily be" : traveling near and far -- 6. A poet's reading -- 7. The "flood" years and the Civil War -- 8. To print or publish? -- 9. Later years, last days -- 10. "Fluid text" and the problem of editing -- 11. Myths, mysteries, and controversies -- 12. "An amethyst remembrance" : Dickinson's reception and legacy -- Appendixes -- Appendix A. Family tree -- Appendix B. List of poems published in the poet's lifetime -- Appendix C. Index of first lines of Dickinson poems -- Appendix D. Selected reading of Emily Dickinson -- Appendix E. Important places and holdings in Dickinson studies.
Summary: Presents a biography of nineteenth-century American poet Emily Dickinson, discussing her childhood in New England, her education, religion, and friendships, her family, and her writing, and examining some of the myths that have arisen regarding her life.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-168) and index.

Timeline : chronology & historical context -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Ancestry, early life, and family -- 3. Education, religion, and early friendships -- 4. "For occupation -- this -" : the poet at home -- 5. "Her travels daily be" : traveling near and far -- 6. A poet's reading -- 7. The "flood" years and the Civil War -- 8. To print or publish? -- 9. Later years, last days -- 10. "Fluid text" and the problem of editing -- 11. Myths, mysteries, and controversies -- 12. "An amethyst remembrance" : Dickinson's reception and legacy -- Appendixes -- Appendix A. Family tree -- Appendix B. List of poems published in the poet's lifetime -- Appendix C. Index of first lines of Dickinson poems -- Appendix D. Selected reading of Emily Dickinson -- Appendix E. Important places and holdings in Dickinson studies.

Presents a biography of nineteenth-century American poet Emily Dickinson, discussing her childhood in New England, her education, religion, and friendships, her family, and her writing, and examining some of the myths that have arisen regarding her life.

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CONNIE ANN KIRK is an author and independent scholar specializing in American and children's literature and the poet, Emily Dickinson. Her books from Greenwood Press include: J.K. Rowling: A Biography , Emily Dickinson: A Biography , Mark Twain: A Biography , Sylvia Plath: A Biography , and The Companion to American Children's Picture Books .

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