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Emily Dickinson

Poet (10-Dec-1830 — 15-May-1886)


Shawn Alfrey. Sublime of Intense Sociability: Emily Dickinson, H. D., and Gertrude Stein. Bucknell University Press. 2000. 183pp.

Barton Levi St. Armand. Emily Dickinson and Her Culture: The Soul's Society. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 1986. 368pp.

Christopher E. Benfrey. Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Others. University of Massachusetts Press. 1984.

Martha Dickinson Bianchi. The Life and Letters of Emily Dickinson. London: Jonathan Cape Ltd.. 1924. 386pp.

Millicent Todd Bingham. Emily Dickinson: A Revelation. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1954.

Millicent Todd Bingham. Ancestor's Brocade: The Literary Debut of Emily Dickinson. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1945.

Richard E. Brantley. Experience and Faith: The Late-Romantic Imagination of Emily Dickinson. Palgrave MacMillan. 2004. 288pp.

Willis J. Buckingham. Emily Dickinson's Reception in the 1890s: A Documentary History. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1989.

Willis J. Buckingham. Emily Dickinson: An Annotated Bibliography, 1850-1968. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. 1970.

E. Miller Budick. Emily Dickinson and the Life of Language: A Study in Symbolic Poetics. Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press. 1985.

Sheila T. Clendenning. Emily Dickinson: A Bibliography. 1850-1966. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press. 1968.

John Cody. After Great Pain: The Inner Life of Emily Dickinson. Belknap Press of Harvard University. 1971.

Angela B. Conrad. The Wayward Nun of Amherst: Emily Dickinson in the Medieval Women's Visionary Tradition. Taylor & Francis. 2000. 164pp.

Paul Crumbley. Inflections of the Pen: Dash and Voice in Emily Dickinson. University Press of Kentucky. 1996.

Margaret Dickie. Lyric Contingencies: Emily Dickinson and Wallace Stevens. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1991. 196pp.

Joseph Duchac. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: An Annotated Guide to Commentary Published in English, 1890-1977. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall & Co.. 1979. 658pp.

Joseph Duchac. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: An Annotated Guide to Commentary Published in English, 1978-1989. New York: G. K. Hall & Co.. 1993.

Jane Donahue Eberwein. An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1998. 416pp.

Judith Farr. The Passion of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1992.

Paul J. Ferlazzo. Emily Dickinson. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1976.

Ralph William Franklin. Editing of Emily Dickinson: A Reconsideration. University of Wisconsin Press. 1967. 187pp.

Maryanne M. Garbowski. The House Without a Door: A Study of Emily Dickinson and the Illness of Agoraphobia. Rutherford, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1989.

Gudrun Grabher. The Emily Dickinson Handbook. University of Massachusetts Press. 1999.

Clark Griffith. The Long Shadow: Emily Dickinson's Tragic Poetry. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1964.

James R. Guthrie. Emily Dickinson's Vision: Illness and Identity in Her Poetry. Gainsville, FL: University Press of Florida. 1998. 211pp.

Alfred Habegger. My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson. New York: Random House. 2001. 764pp.

Alfred L. Hampson. Emily Dickinson: A Bibliography. The Hampshire Bookshop. 1930. 500 copies.

Morag Harris. Emily Dickinson in Time: Experience and Its Analysis in Progressive Verbal Form. Karnac Books. 2000. 206pp.

Eleanor Elson Heginbotham. Reading the Fascicles of Emily Dickinson: Dwelling in Possibilities. Ohio State University Press. 2003. 185pp.

David Higgins. Portrait of Emily Dickinson: The Poet and Her Prose. Rutgers University Press. 1967. 266pp.

Thomas Herbert Johnson. Emily Dickinson: An Interpretive Biography. Belknap Press. 1966.

Ben Kimpel. Emily Dickinson as Philosopher. Edwin Mellen Press. 1982. 308pp.

Robert G. Lambert, Jr.. Emily Dickinson's Use of Anglo-American Legal Concepts and Vocabulary in Her Poetry: Muse at the Bar. Edwin Mellen Press. 1997. 130pp.

Robert Graham Lambert. A Critical Study of Emily Dickinson's Letters: The Prose of a Poet. Edwin Mellen Press. 1996. 256pp.

Benjamin Lease. Emily Dickinson's Readings of Men and Books: Sacred Soundings. Palgrave Macmillan. 1990. 168pp.

Sharon Leder; Andrea Abbott. The Language of Exclusion: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Christina Rossetti. Troy, MO: Greenwood Publishing Group. 1987.

Jay Leyda. The Years and Hours of Emily Dickinson. Yale University Press. 1960. (2 vols.) 400pp. + 528pp.

Jerome Loving. Emily Dickinson: The Poet of the Second Story. Cambridge University Press. 1987. 128pp.

Wendy Martin. An American Triptych: Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. 1984. 272pp.

Wendy Martin. The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 266pp.

Milton Meltzer. Emily Dickinson: A Biography. Lerner Publishing Group. 2006.

Marietta Messmer. A Vice for Voices: Reading Emily Dickinson's correspondence. University of Massachusetts Press. 2001. 280pp.

Cristanne Miller. Emily Dickinson: A Poet's Grammar. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1987. 212pp.

Domhnall Mitchell. Measures of Possibility: Emily Dickinson's Manuscripts. University of Massachusetts Press. 2005. 425pp.

Domhnall Mitchell. Emily Dickinson: Monarch of Perception. University of Massachusetts Press. 1999. 336pp.

Kher Inder Nath. The Landscape of Absence: Emily Dickinson's Poetry. Yale University Press. 1974.

Martin Z. Orzeck. Emily Dickinson and Audience. University of Michigan Press. 1996. 288pp.

Rebecca Patterson. Emily Dickinson's Imagery. University of Massachusetts Press. 1979. Purports lesbian evidences in Dickinson's poetry.

Elizabeth A. Petrino. Emily Dickinson and Her Contemporaries: Women's verse in America, 1820-1885. University Press of New England. 1998. 256pp.

Vivian R. Pollak. Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson. Oxford University Press. 2003.

S. P. Rosenbaum. Concordance to the Poems of Emily Dickinson. Cornell University Press. 1964. 899pp.

Richard H. Rupp. Critics on Emily Dickinson. Coral Gables, FL: University of Miami Press. 1972.

Richard B. Sewall. The Life of Emily Dickinson. New York: Farrar, Strauss & Giroux. 1974. (2 vols.) 821pp.

Martha N. Smith. Rowing in Eden: Rereading Emily Dickinson. University of Texas Press. 1992.

Robert McClure Smith. Seductions of Emily Dickinson. University of Alabama Press. 1997.

Genevieve Taggard. The Life and Mind of Emily Dickinson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1930.

Mabel Loomis Todd (editor). Letters of Emily Dickinson. New York & London: Harper & Brothers. 1931. 457pp. 2nd edition.

Raymond P. Tripp, Jr.. Duty, Body and the World in the Works of Emily Dickinson: Reorganizing the Estimate. Edwin Mellen Press. 1999. 356pp.

Helen Vendler. Poets Thinking: Pope, Whitman, Dickinson, Yeats. Harvard University Press. 2004. 176pp.

John Evangelist Walsh. The Hidden Life of Emily Dickinson: A Biography. Simon & Schuster. 1971. 286pp.

Theodora Ward. The Capsule of the Mind: Chapters in the Life of Emily Dickinson. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1961.

Daneen Wardrop. Emily Dickinson's Gothic: Goblin with a Gauge. University of Iowa Press. 1996.

Marta L. Werner. Emily Dickinson's Open Folios: Scenes of Reading, Surfaces of Writing. University of Michigan Press. 1996.

George F. Whicher. This Was a Poet: A Critical Biography of Emily Dickinson. University of Michigan Press. 1957.

Shira Wolosky. Emily Dickinson: A Voice of War. Yale University Press. 1984. 196pp.

Tamaaki Yamakawa (editor). After a Hundred Years: Essays on Emily Dickinson. Kyoto, Japan: Apollon-Sha. 1988. 256pp. for the Emily Dickinson Society of Japan.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.287)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.417)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.276)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.66)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.200)

  13. American Authors 1600-1900 (pp.215-17)

  14. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.55)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.272)

  16. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.190)

  17. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.147)

  18. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.143)

  19. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.233)

  20. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.291)

  21. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.168)

  22. Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (pp.247-49)

  23. Legends in Their Own Time (p.67)

  24. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.4)

  25. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.120)

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