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These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson (Hardcover)

| W. W. Norton & Company | 2/25/2020

ISBN-10 : 0393609308   ISBN-13 : 9780393609301   List Price : $26.95

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Overview

On August 3, 1845, young Emily Dickinson declared, ?All things are ready? and with this resolute statement, her life as a poet began. Despite spending her days almost entirely ?at home? (the occupation listed on her death certificate), Dickinson?s interior world was extraordinary. She loved passionately, was hesitant about publication, embraced seclusion, and created 1,789 poems that she tucked into a dresser drawer.These Fevered DaysThese Fevered Days

Shares remarkable insights into the mythologized world of Emily Dickinson through 10 decisive episodes that marked her evolution as a poet, from her religious crisis as a student at Mount Holyoke through her relationship with sister-in-law first reader, Susan. (biography & autobiography). Illustrations.

"An engaging, intimate portrait of Emily Dickinson, one of America's greatest and most-mythologized poets, that sheds new light on her groundbreaking poetry. On August 3, 1845, young Emily Dickinson declared, "All things are ready"-and with this resolutestatement, her life as a poet began. Despite spending her days almost entirely "at home" (the occupation listed on her death certificate), Dickinson's interior world was extraordinary. She loved passionately, was ambivalent toward publication, embraced seclusion, and created 1,789 poems that she tucked into a dresser drawer. In These Fevered Days, Martha Ackmann unravels the mysteries of Dickinson's life through ten decisive episodes that distill her evolution as a poet. Ackmann follows Dickinson throughher religious crisis while a student at Mount Holyoke, her startling decision to ask a famous editor for advice, her anguished letters to an unidentified "Master," her exhilarating frenzy of composition, and her terror in confronting possible blindness. Together, these ten days provide new insights into Dickinson's wildly original poetry and render a concise and vivid portrait of American literature's most enigmatic figure"--

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0393609308
  • ISBN-13: 9780393609301
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 288
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