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Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Others Hardcover – September 24, 1984

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press; First Edition edition (September 24, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870234374
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870234378
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #205,925 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Benfey's elegant study goes beyond personal admiration and poetic appreciation. . . . Benfey fixes upon [Dickinson's] composition of selves and her expression of these selves in her poems. His 'essay' is beautifully written and discriminating in its gentle unfolding of Dickinson's implications. It is a fine book by a brilliant, young critic."―Shaun O'Connell, University of Massachusetts Boston

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Christopher E. G. Benfey received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. A writer and poetry critic, he lives in New York City.

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1 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Mary Nears on February 5, 2007
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I think she didn't leave the house because she didn't want to.
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