Wednesday, December 10, 2008

This Day in History

If you had to name one famous woman poet, Emily Dickinson would probably come to mind before anyone else. Today is the anniversary of the birth (1830) of this important author. Though Dickinson led a humble life and rarely strayed from her home in Massachusetts, she had a sharp mind and strong sense of observation. Most of her poetry was published after her death.

The NCC Libraries have collections of Dickinson's poetry and books that analyze her works (see sample titles, below). Additional biographical information and criticism are available through the online databases Literature Resource Center and MagillOnLiterature Plus. For off-campus access instructions, contact a reference librarian by phone at 610-861-5359, or by e-mail.

Works by Emily Dickinson:

Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems
PS 1541 .A133 Stacks

Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
PS 1541 .A1 1960 Stacks, Main campus and Monroe

Complete Poems
PS 1541 .A1 1960 Stacks

Materials about Emily Dickinson:

Emily Dickinson
by Fernanda Dominguez
PS 1541 .E44 2006 (DVD) Media Tower

Emily Dickinson: Monarch of Perception
by Domhnall Mitchell
PS 1541 .Z5 M58 2000 Stacks

Emily Dickinson (from the "Bloom's Major Poets" series)
by Harold Bloom
PS 1541 .Z5 E38 1999 Stacks

The Emily Dickinson Handbook
by Gudrun Grabher
PS 1541 .Z5 E396 1998 Stacks

Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief
by Roger Lundin
PS 1541 .Z5 L86 1998 Stacks

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