Renascence 66 (4):283-304 (2014)

Authors
Abstract
Drawing on a large number of Dickinson’s poems, this essay explores the poetic originality, depth of insight, and extremes of emotional experience in those poems in which she articulates her relationship with a mystery of divinely transcendent being. Although Dickinson definitively rejected the institutional Christianity of her time and place, she employed the religious language and symbols of Christianity to express in a profoundly idiosyncratic way her recurrent experiences of sacred or divine transcendence. In these poems her articulation both of love for the divine mystery and of her anxiety and terror in feeling abandoned by “Paradise” or the divine “Lover” attains an extraordinary power, expressing in her unique poetic language the emotional heights and depths resulting from repeatedly experiencing both divine presence in the mind and divine inaccessibility and inscrutability
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/renascence201466421
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 70,091
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Love: A Secret History.Simon May - 2011 - Yale University Press.
Emily Dickinson.William Pencak - 1996 - Semiotics:13-25.
The Poems of Emily Dickinson.Lewis Leary - 1956 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 31 (2):286-290.
Emily Dickinson in Her Letters.Paula Kurth - 1929 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 4 (3):430-439.
Emily Dickinson's "Dying Eye".Mario D'avanzo - 1967 - Renascence 19 (2):110-111.
Emily Dickinson: Reclusion Against Itself.Shira Wolosky - 2006 - Common Knowledge 12 (3):443-459.
Alterity and the Lyric: Heidegger, Levinas, and Emily Dickinson.Hye-Suk Son - 2007 - American Studies Institute, Seoul National University.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-11-07

Total views
44 ( #257,147 of 2,506,351 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #170,234 of 2,506,351 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes