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Inflections of the pen : dash and voice in Emily Dickinson, Paul Crumbley

Label
Inflections of the pen : dash and voice in Emily Dickinson
Title
Inflections of the pen
Title remainder
dash and voice in Emily Dickinson
Statement of responsibility
Paul Crumbley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Emily Dickinson's life and art have fascinated - and perplexed - the poet's admirers for more than a century. One of the most hotly debated elements of Dickinson's poetry has been her unconventional use of punctuation. Now, in Inflections of the Pen: Dash and Voice in Emily Dickinson, Paul Crumbley unravels many of these stylistic mysteries in his careful examination of manuscript versions of her poems - including selections from the fascicles, Dickinson's own hand-bound gatherings of her poems - and of Dickinson's letters. Crumbley argues that the dash is the key to deciphering the poet's complex experiments with poetic voice. From the time of Dickinson's first editors, Mabel Loomis Todd and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, standard versions of her poetry have tended to normalize the poems. Designated as either em- or en-dashes in print by all but a few recent editors, Dickinson's dash marks in the holograph versions vary tremendously in length, height, and angle. According to Crumbley, these varied dashes suggest subtle gradations of inflection and syntactic disjuction. The printed poems give the impression of a unified voice, whereas the dashes that appear in the manuscripts disrupt conventional thought patterns and suggest multiple voices
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crumbley, Paul
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1541.Z5
LC item number
C75 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Dickinson, Emily
  • Women and literature
  • English language
  • Literary form
  • Poetics
  • Point of view (Literature)
  • Dash (Punctuation)
  • Dash (Punctuation)
  • English language
  • Literary form
  • Poetics
  • Point of view (Literature)
  • Technique
  • Women and literature
  • Gedichten
  • Interpunctie
  • Erzähltechnik
  • Gedankenstrich
  • United States
Label
Inflections of the pen : dash and voice in Emily Dickinson, Paul Crumbley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-198) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The community of self
  • 6.
  • Homelessness and the forms of selfhood
  • 1.
  • Dashes and the limits of discourse
  • 2.
  • Playing with elite and popular traditions
  • 3.
  • Dash and voice in the letters
  • 4.
  • Listening to the child
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780813119885
Lccn
96025520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34912738
  • (OCoLC)ocm34912738
Label
Inflections of the pen : dash and voice in Emily Dickinson, Paul Crumbley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-198) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • The community of self
  • 6.
  • Homelessness and the forms of selfhood
  • 1.
  • Dashes and the limits of discourse
  • 2.
  • Playing with elite and popular traditions
  • 3.
  • Dash and voice in the letters
  • 4.
  • Listening to the child
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780813119885
Lccn
96025520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34912738
  • (OCoLC)ocm34912738

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