Emily Dickinson's Reception in the 1890s: A Documentary History
Emily Dickinson's Reception in the 1890s: A Documentary History
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Title: Emily Dickinson's Reception in the 1890s: A Documentary History
ISBN10: 0822936046
ISBN13: 978-0822936046
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Pages: 1000 pages
Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Press; 1st edition (December 1, 1989)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1435 kb
Size epub: 1787 kb
Rating: 5.0 ✪
Votes: 293
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism

This work reprint, annotates, and indexes virtually all mention of Emily Dickinson in the first decade of her publication, tripling the known references to the poet during the nineties. Much of this material, drawn from scrapbooks of clippings, rare journals, and crumbling newspapers, was on the verge of extinction.


Modern audiences will be struck by the impact of Dickinson’s poetry on her first readers. We learn much about the taste of the period and the relationship between publishers, reviewers, and the reading public. It demonstrates that Dickinson enjoyed a wider popular reception than had been realized: readers were astonished by her creative brilliance.