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Dickinson's Misery:
A Theory of Lyric Reading
Virginia Jackson

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Abbreviations xvii
Beforehand 1
Chapter One: Dickinson Undone 16
Bird-tracks 16
"When what they sung for . . ." 26
Lyric Context 31
Hybrid Poems 38
Dickinson Unbound 45
The Archive 53
Chapter Two: Lyric Reading 68
"My Cricket" 68
Lyric Alienation 92
Lyric Theory 100
Against (Lyric) Theory 109
Chapter Three: Dickinson's Figure of Address 118
"The only poets" 118
Lyric Media 126
"The man who makes sheets of paper" 133
"You-there-I-here" 142
"The most pathetic thing I do" 158
Chapter Four: "Faith in Anatomy" 166
Achilles' Head 166
The Interpretant 179
"No Bird-yet rode in Ether--" 185
The Queen's Place 196
Chapter Five: Dickinson's Misery 204
"Misery, how fair" 204
"The Literature of Misery" 212
"This Chasm" 219
"And bore her safe away" 228
Conclusion 235
Notes 241
Selected Works Cited 275
Index 293

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