The Resource Helen Hunt Jackson : a literary life, Kate Phillips

Helen Hunt Jackson : a literary life, Kate Phillips

Label
Helen Hunt Jackson : a literary life
Title
Helen Hunt Jackson
Title remainder
a literary life
Statement of responsibility
Kate Phillips
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Novelist, travel writer, and essayist Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) was one of the most successful authors and most passionate intellects of her day. Ralph Waldo Emerson also regarded her as one of America's greatest poets. Today Jackson is best remembered for Ramona, a romantic novel set in the rural Southern Californian Indian and Californio communities of her day. Ramona, continuously in print for over a century, has become a cultural icon, but Jackson's prolific career left us with much more, notably her achievements as a prose writer and her work as an early activist on behalf of Native Americans. This long-overdue biography of Jackson's remarkable life and times reintroduces a distinguished figure in American letters and restores Helen Hunt Jackson to her rightful place in history." "Discussing much new material, Kate Phillips makes extensive use of Jackson's unpublished private correspondence. She takes us from Jackson's early years in rural New England to her later pioneer days in Colorado and to her adventurous travels in Europe and Southern California. The book is also the first to examine in depth Jackson's writings in every genre, her literary influences, and her beliefs about race and religion. Phillips considers Jackson's intimate relationships - with her two husbands, her mentor Thomas Wentworth Higginson, the famed actress Charlotte Cushman, and the poet Emily Dickinson. The book concludes with a reevaluation of Ramona. Phillips views the famous novel as the earliest example of the California dystopian tradition in its portrayal of a state on the road to self-destruction, a tradition carried further by such writers as Nathanael West and Joan Didion."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Kate
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2108
LC item number
.P48 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt
  • Jackson, Helen Hunt
  • Women and literature
  • Authors, American
  • Indians in literature
  • Authors, American
  • Indians in literature
  • Literature
  • Women and literature
  • West (U.S.)
  • West United States
Label
Helen Hunt Jackson : a literary life, Kate Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 370 pages, [22] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520218048
Lccn
2002013309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50447607
  • (OCoLC)ocm50447607
Label
Helen Hunt Jackson : a literary life, Kate Phillips
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 370 pages, [22] pages of plates
Isbn
9780520218048
Lccn
2002013309
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)50447607
  • (OCoLC)ocm50447607

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