Quiet fire Emily Dickinson's life and poetry

Carol Dommermuth-Costa

Book - 2022

"Emily Dickinson is revered as one of America's greatest and most original poets. Quiet Fire presents the life and art of Dickinson through the poet's own letters and poems"--

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2nd Floor New Shelf BIOGRAPHY/Dickinson, Emily (NEW SHELF) Due Aug 26, 2022
Subjects
Genres
Young adult nonfiction
Biographies
Published
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books [2022]
Language
English
Item Description
Revised edition of: Emily Dickinson (Minneapolis, Lerner Publications, 1998).
Physical Description
168 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Audience
Ages 11-18
Grades 7-9
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 162-163) and index.
ISBN
9781728416342
1728416345
Main Author
Carol Dommermuth-Costa (author)
Other Authors
Anna Landsverk (author)
  • I'm nobody! Who are you?
  • I am growing handsome very fast indeed
  • I card less for religion than ever
  • My life was made a victim
  • I'll tell you what I see today
  • The mind is so near itself
  • I find ecstasy in living
  • I confess that I love him
  • Blow has followed blow.
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 7 Up—In this arrestingly redesigned reissue of the authors' 1998 biography that features new research and insight into the reclusive and elusive 19th-century poet, Emily Dickinson is presented as a passionate, and possibly queer, writer. The work is organized sequentially and the chapter openings include quotations from Dickinson's letters and verses. Background on the time period, her family history, and her relationships are included as interstitial sidebars to give students a better understanding of the world that the poet lived in. Her poetry is featured often, and reproductions of her letters are scattered throughout. Dommermuth-Costa and Landsverk's research on the nonreligious, nature-loving, and doting daughter is revelatory; their back matter is impeccable; and the fascinating portrait they paint of the often misunderstood author is mesmerizing. Coral, black, and white factor heavily in the dynamic design, making this an attractive volume for potential researchers. The authors serve as mythbusters, addressing Dickinson's mental health issues, unrequited love, the famous white dress, and her contentious relationship with her father. Dickinson was ahead of her time, and her individuality, feminism, and relationships with both men and women will draw in readers. VERDICT An excellent biography for all YA collections.—Shelley M. Diaz Copyright 2022 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Emily Dickinson is revered as one of America's greatest and most original poets. Quiet Fire presents the life and art of Dickinson through the poet's own letters and poems"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Drawing on primary source materials, including the poet’s own letters and poems, this book presents the life and art of one of America’s greatest and most original poets to a new generation of readers. Simultaneous eBook.