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Inflections Of The Pen: Dash and Voice in Emily Dickinson

Crumbley, Paul

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ISBN 10: 081311988X / ISBN 13: 9780813119885
Edité par University Press of Kentucky, Lexington KY, 1997
Etat : As New Couverture rigide
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First edition 1997, first printing 1997, number line starts with 1. Hardcover with DJ. Condition new, square tight and crisp book, no edgewear, has " Braun-Brumfield Authorized item Not for sale" on ffep, Not an Ex-library, no other markings, no names no underlinings no highlights no bent pages, Not a reminder. DJ new, bright and shiny, no edgewear no tears no chips, Not clipped. 8vo, 212 pages, bibliography, index. N° de réf. du libraire 013257

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Titre : Inflections Of The Pen: Dash and Voice in ...

Éditeur : University Press of Kentucky, Lexington KY

Date d'édition : 1997

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :As New

Etat de la jaquette : New

Edition : 1st Edition

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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, 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 holography versions vary tremendously in length, height, and angle. According to Crumbley, these varied dashes suggest subtle gradations of inflection and syntactic disjunction. 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.

The dash, therefore, becomes Dickinson's most expressive visual signal. Crumbley believes that Dickinson's unorthodox practice grants her readers the right to question linguistic authority. No one voice seems to have primacy in Dickinson's poetry. Instead, the poems provoke multiple readings that simultaneously affirm and challenge the dominant social and political values of nineteenth-century America.

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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.

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Art, Architecture, World an American history, First editions

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