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The Passion of Emily Dickinson

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$33.50 • £29.95 • €30.95

ISBN 9780674656666

Publication Date: 07/15/1998


416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 color illustrations in an 8 page insert plus 9 halftones scattered throughout


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Farr…is one of the most intelligent and authoritative guides to this extraordinary American poet.—Paul Delany, The New York Times Book Review

Well-argued and eloquently written… Farr’s study contributes essential cultural and historical contexts and offers superb readings of Dickinson’s letters and lyrics. For these reasons, The Passion of Emily Dickinson enriches our understanding of one of the greatest and most enigmatic of American poets.—Stephanie A. Tingley, American Literature

A richly revealing contribution…[with] eye-opening readings of Dickinson’s poems.—Jane Donahue Eberwein, Belles Lettres

I admire [the book’s] even temperament… Farr admirably avoids ideological rigidity, even while acknowledging, and adopting, strengths of particular advocates. Her relating Dickinson to nineteenth-century American art is a major contribution.—R. W. Franklin, editor of The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition

Farr has opened new ground in our understanding of the poetry. I find entirely convincing her consideration of the relationships with Hudson River and Luminist painting in the period.—John Wilmerding, Princeton University

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