Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist Theory
by Mary Loeffelholz
University of Illinois Press, 1991
Paper: 978-0-252-06175-2 | Cloth: 978-0-252-01789-6
Library of Congress Classification PS1541.Z5L596 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.4

Poetry written by the gifted recluse Emily Dickinson has remained fresh and enigmatic for longer than works by her male Transcendentalist counterparts. Here Mary Loeffelholz reads Dickinson's poetry and career in the double context of nineteenth-century literary tradition and twentieth-century feminist literary theory.
"Mary Loeffelholz has written a book that actually performs what it promises. . . . It illuminates our understanding of Emily Dickinson with readings both elegant and useful, and as importantly suggests modified direction for feminist-psychoanalytic theory."
-- Diana Hume George, author of Oedipus Anne: The Poetry of Anne Sexton
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