Shakespeare's Sisters

Shakespeare's Sisters : Feminist Essays on Women Poets

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"... the best collection of feminist essays on women poets now available." -Spokeswoman Review"[The essays] form a satisfying whole, stunningly enlightening, important for literature and women's studies.... " -Library JournalThe essays in this landmark volume highlight the achievements of "Shakespeare's sisters," including Emily Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, and others.show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253202639
  • 9780253202635
  • 935,447

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsSandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, Introduction: Gender, Creativity, and the Woman PoetI. "A Lonesome Glee"-Poets before 18001. Catherine F. Smith, Jane Lead: Mysticism and the Woman Cloathed with the Sun2. Wendy Martin, Anne Bradstreet's Poetry: A Study of Subversive Piety3. Katharine Rogers, Anne Finch, Countess of Winshilsea: An Augustan Woman PoetII. "Titanic Opera"-Nineteenth-Century Poets4. Nina Auerbach, This Changeful Life: Emily Bronte's Anti-Romance5. Helen Cooper, Working into Light: Elizabeth Barrett Browning6. Dolores Rosenblum, Christina Rossetti: The Inward Pose7. Adrienne Rich, Vesuvius at Home: The Power of Emily Dickinson8. Albert Gelpi, Emily Dickinson and the Deerslayer: The Dilemma of the Woman Poet in America9. Terence Diggory, Armored Women, Naked Men: Dickinson, Whitman and Their SuccessorsIII. "The Silver Reticence"-Modernists10. Jeanne Kammer, The Art of Silence and the Forms of Women's Poetry11. Gloria T. Hull, Afro-American Women Poets: A Bio-Critical Survey12. Jane Stanbrough, Edna St. Vincent Millay and the Language of Vulnerability13. Susan Gubar, The Echoing Spell of H.D.'s TrilogyIV. "The Difference-Made Me Bold"-Contemporary Poets14. Alicia Ostriker, May Swenson and the Shapes of Speculation15. Hortense J. Spillers, Gwendolyn the Terrible: Propositions on Eleven Poems16. Sandra M. Gilbert, A Fine, White Flying Myth: The Life/Work of Sylvia Plath17. Suzanne Juhasz, Seeking the Exit of the Home: Poetry and Salvation in the Career of Anne Sexton18. Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi, A Common Language: The American Woman Poet19. Rachel Blau Duplessis, The Critique of Consciousness and Myth in Levertov, Rich, and RukeyserSelected BibliographyNotesAbout the Authorsshow more

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" ... the best collection of feminist essays on women poets now available." oSpokeswoman Review "[The essays] form a satisfying whole, stunningly enlightening, important for literature and women's studies... " oLibrary Journalshow more

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