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New Books: Dickinson in Her Own Time Editors: Jane Donahue Eberwein, Stephanie Farrar, and Cristanne Miller

Dickinson in Her Own Time Eberwein_web.preview Editors: Jane Donahue Eberwein, Stephanie Farrar, and Cristanne Miller
University of Iowa Press, 2016 
http://www.uiowapress.org/books/2015-fall/dickinson-her-own-time.htm

Featuring both well-known documents and material printed or collected here for the first time, this book offers a broad range of writings that convey impressions of Dickinson in her own time and for the first decades following the publication of her poems. It all begins with her school days and continues to the centennial of her birth in 1930.

In addition, promotional items, reviews, and correspondence relating to early publications are included, as well as some later documents that reveal the changing assessments of Dickinson’s poetry in response to evolving critical standards. These documents provide evidence that counters many popular conceptions of her life and reception, such as the belief that the writer best known for poems focused on loss, death, and immortality was herself a morose soul. In fact, those who knew her found her humorous, playful, and interested in other people.

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