9780292720848

Rowing in Eden : Rereading Emily Dickinson

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  • ISBN13:

    9780292720848

  • ISBN10:

    029272084X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1992-12-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
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". . . original and provocative . . . Martha Nell Smith convincingly answers those who continue to ask why Dickinson did not publish more while she was alive. The author also offers a revisionist interpretation of the relationship between the poet and her sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert Dickinson, whose role in both the poetic process and subsequent publication of Dickinson' work she contends is much more significant than critics to date believe."--Belles Lettres

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
To Fill a Gap: Erasures, Disguises, Definitionsp. 11
Rowing in Eden: Reading Dickinson Readingp. 51
All Men Say "What" to Me: Sexual Identity and Problems of Literal Creativityp. 97
With the Exception of Shakespeare: Reconstructing Dickinson's Relationship with Susan Huntington Gilbert Dickinsonp. 129
To Be Susan Is Imagination: Dickinson's Poetry Workshopp. 155
Fame Is a Fickle Food: "Sister Sue" as Producer of Poemsp. 207
Notesp. 221
Bibliographyp. 253
Indexp. 267
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