About the BookThe recluse of Amherst, Emily Dickinson was one of the most original writers of nineteenth century America. Her brevity, compactness, conciseness, riddles, irony, ambiguity, epithets, hyperboles, new words coined by her, all have helped to change her style with life. She wrote of God, Man and Nature and knew Love and Death intimately as few ever did. This critical evaluation of her poems according to the thematic pattern reveals Emily Dickinson’s honest efforts at reconciling the finite with the infinite without sacrificing the integrity of the human soul. Certainly, the close interpretation of the textual units in this book will promote a better understanding of American poetry in general and Emily Dickinson’s poetry in particular.
Since poems of Emily Dickinson are prescribed in the English syllabus of most of the universities of India, both the teachers and the students will find the book extremely useful, and the general readers, interested in poetry and themes like Death, Love, Life, Nature, etc. will find it stimulating and refreshing.About the Author/sNeeru Tandon, M.A., Ph.D., LL.B. (Gold Medalist), from Kanpur University, is presently a Senior Reader at the Postgraduate Department of English, V.S.S.D. College, Kanpur. Her area of interest includes contemporary fiction—mainly Indian-English, Afro-American, and Canadian Women Writers’ writing in English. She has submitted her postdoctoral research (D.Litt.) on Woman Literature. She has been guiding research scholars for more than eighteen years. Dr. Tandon has several publications to her credit, the important among them are—Perspectives and Challenges in Indian-English Drama (edited); Critical Perspectives in American Literature (co authored); Studies in Contemporary Indian English Prose (co authored); Studies in Women Writers in English (co authored); Critical Perspectives on Mulk Raj Anand (co authored); Critical Commentary on R.N. Tagore’s Muktadhara (authored); Anita Desai’s In Custody (authored); Mulk Raj Anand’s Untouchable (authored); Margaret Atwood: A Critical Survey; Feminism: A Paradigm Shift; Feminine Psyche: A Postmodern Critique and a book of Hindi poems. The scholarly papers and poems of Dr. Tandon have also been published in different journals of repute.
Anjana Trevedi is Senior Reader and Head of the Department of English K.V.M. Degree College, Kanpur. She obtained the Ph.D. degree in 1992 from Kanpur University. She is an erudite scholar and a competent critic of literature. Her areas of expertise include American Poetry and Indian-English Drama. She has presented many scholarly papers at various seminars and conferences.