American Women Poets 1650-1950 (Modern Critical Views) by Harold Bloom

By Harold Bloom

This quantity gathers jointly what Harold Bloom considers the simplest feedback at the important American girls poets. tested is the paintings of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, Gertrude Stein, H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), Marianne Moore, and Louise Bogan. This name, American girls Poets (16501950), a part of Chelsea condominium Publishers’ smooth serious perspectives sequence, examines the foremost works of yankee girls Poets (1650-1950) via full-length severe essays by means of specialist literary critics. moreover, this name encompasses a brief biography on American girls Poets (1650-1950), a chronology of the author’s existence, and an introductory essay written via Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale college.

Show description

Read or Download American Women Poets 1650-1950 (Modern Critical Views) PDF

Similar biographies books

Leif Eriksson

To be used IN faculties AND LIBRARIES simply. appears on the existence and accomplishments of explorer Lief Eriksson.

The Silent Cinema in Song, 1896- 1929

Musical accompaniment used to be a tremendous characteristic of the early moviegoing adventure. the standard of a musical rating might simply make or holiday silent movies, and the songs occasionally turned extra well known than the movies. while, apparently, the silent cinema grew to become itself a massive topic in well known tune, inspiring a flood of songs in regards to the movies, the celebrities and the event of going to the flicks.

Katherine Paterson (Who Wrote That?)

Enables you to know about the folks in the back of your favourite stories and why they felt pressured to put in writing for kids. This identify deals insights with 'Did you recognize? ' containers that spotlight attention-grabbing proof concerning the authors. It comprises the 'Popular Books' and 'Popular Characters' sections that permit scholars to find works by means of their favourite authors.

Additional resources for American Women Poets 1650-1950 (Modern Critical Views)

Sample text

IV This concept of language as defense, as the only effective weapon in Dickinson’s arsenal, develops into a strongly adversarial kind of poetics. A war rages in these poems, a war within the self for control over the potency of the word. Note the quasi-aggressive intimacy with which Dickinson describes such procedures: The Soul unto itself Is an imperial friend— Or the most agonizing Spy— An Enemy—could send— Secure against its own— No treason it can fear— Itself—it’s Sovreign—of itself The Soul should stand in Awe— (683) The repetition of “it’s” serves to encode the doubling, the turning of self upon soul, the wrestling of intimate yet potentially antithetical identities.

It is to “Vesuvius at home” that Dickinson grants her primary allegiance. All gods or goddesses beyond this mouldering self may receive intermittent recognition, but none earns the devotion Dickinson bestows upon her own power. 38 JOANNE FEIT DIEHL Such allegiance to one’s strength, however, is not free from danger; rather, the stakes for poetic survival increase as trust in all external forms fades before the self-inflicting powers of the imagination. The tenuousness of all reality beyond the self, the difficulty of ascertaining any ontological certainty whatsoever—radically modernist dilemma—finally makes her immune to the solace of religious solutions, no matter how subversive.

Here, a text has been interrupted. ” Indeed, such interruption is the poem’s first utterance, formally placing its own end before its beginning. The text’s termination is so immediate as to seem to precede its commencement, in a profound temporal inversion. Emily Dickinson: A Voice of War 23 This text takes place in the sphere of human language, which is itself identified as the poet’s own world—for “Story” here figures not only as text but as universe and experience within it. This text-as-world could have been—and should have been—realized by the poet’s human power, fulfilled within her human world.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.30 of 5 – based on 43 votes