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The Dickinson Sublime
Gary Lee Stonum

Emily Dickinson is a well-loved but problematic poet. The recurring suspicion among critics is that she had no coherent literary theory, no consistent principles underlying her poetry. Stonum has pierced through the bewildering profusion, variety and complexity of her work to find a sophisticated and powerful literary theory: the Dickinson sublime.

Gary Lee Sonum
teaches English at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of Faulkner's Career: An Internal Literary History.

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January 1990
LC: 89-038996 PS
232 pp.  

ISBN-10: 0-299-12460-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-12460-1
Cloth $19.95 s

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