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Bloom's How to Write about Emily Dickinson
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Anna Priddy
  • From the Series: Bloom's How to Write about Literature
  • Trim Size: 6 X 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791094928
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9492-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 811
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 272

Summary

Known for her wit and preference for seclusion, 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson rarely left her home in Amherst, Massachusetts, preferring instead to write quietly from the confines of her bedroom. Today she is one of the most beloved and widely studied American poets. Bloom's How to Write about Emily Dickinson offers valuable paper-topic suggestions, clearly outlined strategies on how to write a strong essay, and an insightful introduction by Harold Bloom on writing about Dickinson. This new volume is designed to help students develop their analytical writing skills and critical comprehension of this important poet and her works.

Specifications

Bibliographies. Index.

About the Author(s)

Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Educated at Cornell and Yale universities, he is the author of 30 books, including Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996), and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist. The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include How to Read and Why (2000), Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004), and Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005). In addition, he is the author of hundreds of articles, reviews, and editorial introductions. In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

Reviews and Awards

“…valuable, reader-friendly…accessible, clearly formatted…an excellent guide to clear thinking and a useful resource for teachers and students engaged in studying and writing about Dickinson and her work.”


Emily Dickinson International Society Bulletin

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