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Comic power in Emily Dickinson / Suzanne Juhasz, Cristanne Miller, Martha Nell Smith.

; Miller, Cristanne ; Smith, Martha Nell, 1953-
1st ed.. Austin : University of Texas Press, 1993.
ISBN 0292740298, 9780292740297

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Other Authors Miller, Cristanne.
Smith, Martha Nell, 1953-
Subjects Comic, The, in literature.
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886
Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886 -- Humor.
Dickinson, Emily.
Humoristische Lyrik.
Humorous poetry, American -- History and criticism.
Humorous poetry, American.
Description 173 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1993.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-164) and index.
Also issued online.
Summary In this boldly revisionary work, three noted Dickinson scholars take issue with the traditional tragic image of the poet. Focusing on the comic elements in Dickinson's art from a feminist point of view, they show how Dickinson uses the comedic resources of language to contest all types of orthodoxy and to offer the possibility of transforming society. Following a jointly written chapter on "Comedy and Performance in Emily Dickinson's Poetry," each author takes up a different aspect of comedy in Dickinson's work. Suzanne Juhasz looks at teasing as a form of humor and criticism. Martha Nell Smith examines the cartoons (reproduced in this book) with which Dickinson illustrated some of her poems and letters and explores the way in which other poems present imagery in cartoon-like sequences. And Cristanne Miller delves into the humor of excess or grotesquerie which Dickinson uses to unhinge the reader's normalizing frames of reference and make space for a different perspective. These views introduce a new Emily Dickinson - playful, wry, witty, tough, bold, challenging, and successful. Comic Power in Emily Dickinson recovers a poet who questioned not only authority but also the structure of her society. It makes an important contribution to studies of women's humor and the relationship, between gender and authority.
Contents Ch. 1. Comedy and Audience in Emily Dickinson's Poetry -- Ch. 2. The Big Tease / Suzanne Juhasz -- Ch. 3. The Poet as Cartoonist / Martha Nell Smith -- Ch. 4. The Humor of Excess / Cristanne Miller -- Ch. 5. Comic Power.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)27768973
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Juhasz, Suzanne, 1942-
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