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by Susan Howe

  • Author: Susan Howe
  • ISBN: 0938190520
  • ISBN13: 978-0938190523
  • ePub: 1859 kb | FB2: 1395 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books; First Edition edition (January 3, 1995)
  • Pages: 144
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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My Emily Dickinson ePub download

Of many books on Emily Dickinson, one of the world‘s truly great poets, Ms. Howe‘s work best transmits Ms. Dickinson‘s inner spirit.

Of many books on Emily Dickinson, one of the world‘s truly great poets, Ms.

My Emily Dickinson book. The only bits I marked that Susan Howe actually wrote are things I wanted to mention here because I disagree with them strenuously. My Emily Dickinson does more than just explore Dickinson's life. Dickinson means this to be an ugly verse," Howe says at one point, because apparently being a poet herself means having permission to speak on behalf of a long-dead writer. failed as a poet herself.

Susan Howe-taking the Charles Olson, . and William Carlos Williams (among others) as her guides-embodies that art in her 1985 My Emily Dickinson (winner of the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award)

Susan Howe-taking the Charles Olson, . and William Carlos Williams (among others) as her guides-embodies that art in her 1985 My Emily Dickinson (winner of the Before Columbus Foundation Book Award). Howe shows ways in which earlier scholarship had shortened Dickinson's intellectual reach by ignoring the use to which she put her wide reading

Susan Howe, from My Emily Dickinson.

Susan Howe, from My Emily Dickinson. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corporation. Source: My Emily Dickinson (New Directions Publishing Corporation, 1985). More About this Poem. One of the preeminent poets of her generation, Susan Howe is known for innovative verse that crosses genres and disciplines in its theoretical underpinnings and approach to history.

Susan Howe was born in 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the author of several books of poems and two volumes of criticism. Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Susan Howe's books. Susan Howe’s Followers (115). Howe shows ways in which earlier scholarship had shortened Dickinson's intellectual reach by ignoring the use to which she put her wide reading

My Emily Dickinson does more than just explore Dickinson's life and poetics, although it does that expertly. It falls in line with a tradition of books of poets writing about poets who have intensely figured into their conception of poetry.

My Emily Dickinson does more than just explore Dickinson's life and poetics, although it does that expertly. This is more personal than a biography in that it is a writer's concern with Dickinson's place in history and what she was trying to do with her poetry. My Emily Dickinson does more than just explore Dickinson's life and poetics, although it does that expertly.

Born in Old Deerfield, Massachusetts Susan was the youngest of six children, born to Thomas and Harriet Arms Gilbert. Susan Huntington Gilbert was born December 19, 1830. She was orphaned by the time she was eleven years old, after her mother died in 1837 and her father in 1841

My Emily Dickinson does more than just explore Dickinson's life and poetics, although it does that expertly. It falls in line with a tradition of books of poets writing about poets who have intensely figured into their conception of poetry. This is more personal than a biography in that it is a writer's concern with Dickinson's place in history and what she was trying to do with her poetry. Howe does a wonderful job of trying to get into the poems through playing with language. It's a place to meet Dickinson as a lover of games and words.
Little Devil
Howe's short book is an illuminating take on one of my favorite poets, focusing in particular on a careful reading of "My Life Stood---a Loaded Gun." Howe does an excellent job of showing the poetic and other influences on Dickinson, especially the Brownings, Shakespeare (King Lear in particular), Fenimore Cooper, and Jonathan Edwards. Sometimes, Howe lets her own poetic rhetoric carry her away into near intelligibility, but I simply take that as her excitement and appreciation for what Dickinson was able to do. If you appreciate Dickinson, give this a read. If you are not sure, definitely read this work of one poet reading another.
Beardana
Susan Howe, „My Emily Dickinson“ (2007, New Directions — Kindle Edition)

Of many books on Emily Dickinson, one of the world‘s truly great poets, Ms. Howe‘s work best transmits Ms. Dickinson‘s inner spirit.

Ms. Howe — a major poet — meets her intellect and heart with our own Emily Dickinson through deep, deep immersion in “My Life had stood— a Loaded Gun —“ (# 764 in “The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition“ [Editor: R. W. Franklin, 1999, ISBN: 0-674-1824-9, Harvard University Press (Belknap Press)].

Poem #764 anchors Ms. Howe’s transmission of insights into Ms. Dickinson’s high spirituality through the poem’s immersion in King Lear, Childe Harold (Robert Browning), neo-Platonism, the Bronte sisters, James Fenimore Cooper, radical abolitionism, the Indian captivity of the Puritan — Mary Rowlandson, Paradise Lost, Charles Dickens, and the theology-philosophy of Jonathan Edwards (who unexpectedly influenced heavily Ms. Dickinson’s view of predestination— albeit with a neo-Platonic twist, that it would be only the one who intellectually developed her spiritual potential who would attain to the mystery).

And mystery, full of life and spirituality in Death itself, shall remain unknown, perhaps even in one’s ultimate attainment.

Ms. Howe’s concentration on Poem #764 is ideal for a truly deep spiritual union with Ms. Dickinson through the Great Poet’s own condensation of sources from her own spiritual and poetic forebears.

Ms. Howe shows convincingly how much our Great Poet packed in Poem #764.

From my reading of Our Poet’s work, I am convinced that one could build a commentary like that of Ms. Howe based upon any single poem among scores within Ms. Dickinson’s work.

Ms. Howe, in concentrating on Poem #764, shows us the road to immersion in any of Ms. Dickinson’s great work.

It would be like learning how to view the work of Picasso through a very able guide through “Guernica.”

Ms. Howe’s work has my high recommendation.
Kardana
I found Susan Howe's reflections wonderfully provocative as a way of getting at Dickinson's poetry. I have never felt like I knew what was going on in these cryptic verses, but Howe's approach seemed to jar something loose such that I could see and feel what is packed into almost every word. I would have given it 5 stars, but my Kindle edition had a stretch of overlapping pages in different font sizes that was very confusing. I wasn't sure if I actually had all pages.
Blackseeker
It's the book, the author, what's said in it...that is absolutely priceless. Susan Howe does a close reading on Emily Dickinson, her poetry and other poets and authors of her time - relating it historically, politically, as well as spiritually. And I already loved Emily D. Now she lives in me.
Kajikus
Howe's Dickinson is poetry, essay, and tribute.
Pad
Awesome!
Hellstaff
terrifically interesting for all its historical gestures and the author's obviously serious, quasi-academic intensity. Yet how can a book about Dickinson that does want to bring the varied historical sources together and to bear on its subject not include reference to {suddenly I'm blanking out both poet and her astonishing essay that builds on and around Dickinson's jolting line, "my life had stood a loaded gun", and its feminist ramifications} ????
Some interesting ideas, but read like a PHD thesis, and as the author was a poet, it was a bit difficult to decipher some of it. The main ideas were repeated all the way through, and made me hungry for the comprehensive ED book written in the 70s. I wanted to know more about her life and the interpretation of some of her more obscure poems.

MK
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