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Farr, Judith

Overview
Works: 24 works in 94 publications in 2 languages and 6,691 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Art  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Poetry  Guidebooks  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other
Classifications: PS1541.Z5, 811.4
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Most widely held works by Judith Farr
Twentieth century interpretations of Sons and lovers; a collection of critical essays by Judith Farr( Book )

13 editions published between 1930 and 1972 in English and held by 1,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The passion of Emily Dickinson by Judith Farr( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How tame and manageable are the emotions of our bards, how placid and literary their allusions!" complained essayist T.W. Higginson in the Atlantic Monthly in 1870. "The American poet of passion is yet to come." He was, of course, unaware of the great erotic love poems such as "Wild Nights--Wild Nights!" and "Struck was I, nor yet by Lightning" being privately written by his reclusive friend Emily Dickinson. In a profound new analysis of Dickinson's life and work, Judith Farr explores the desire, suffering, exultation, spiritual rapture, and intense dedication to art that characterize Dickinson's poems, and deciphers their many complex and witty references to texts and paintings of the day. In The Passion of Emily Dickinson the poet emerges, not as a cryptic proto-modern or a victim of female repression, but as a cultivated mid-Victorian in whom the romanticism of Emerson and the American landscape painters found bold expression. Dickinson wrote two distinct cycles of love poetry, argues Farr, one for her sister-in-law Sue and one for the mysterious "Master," here convincingly identified as Samuel Bowles, a friend of the family. For each of these intimates, Dickinson crafted personalized metaphoric codes drawn from her reading. Calling books her "Kinsmen of the Shelf," she refracted elements of Jane Eyre, Antony and Cleopatra, Tennyson's Maud, De Quincey's Confessions, and key biblical passages into her writing. And, to a previously unexplored degree, Dickinson also quoted the strategies and subject matter of popular Hudson River, Luminist, and Pre-Raphaelite paintings, notably Thomas Cole's Voyage of Life and Frederic Edwin Church's Heart of the Andes. Involved in the delicate process of both expressing and disguising her passion, Dickinson incorporated these sources in an original and sophisticated manner. Farr's superb readings of the poems and letters call on neglected archival material and on magazines, books, and paintings owned by the Dickinsons. Viewed as part of a finely articulated tradition of Victorian iconography, Dickinson's interest in the fate of the soul after death, her seclusion, her fascination with landscape's mystical content, her quest for honor and immortality through art, and most of all her very human passions become less enigmatic. Farr tells the story of a poet and her time
The gardens of Emily Dickinson by Judith Farr( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a study of American poet Emily Dickinson's (1830-1886) devotion to flowers and gardening. The author casts light on Dickinson's temperament, her aesthetic sensibility, and her vision of the relationship between art and nature, revealing that the successful gardener's intimate understanding of horticulture helped shape the poet's choice of metaphors for every experience: love and hate, wickedness and virtue, death and immortality. Over a third of Dickinson's poems and nearly half of her letters allude with passionate intensity to her favorite wildflowers, to traditional blooms like the daisy or gentian, and to the exotic gardenias and jasmines of her conservatory. Each flower was assigned specific connotations by the nineteenth century floral dictionaries she knew; thus, Dickinson's association of various flowers with friends, family, and lovers, like the tropes and scenarios presented in her poems, establishes her participation in the literary and painterly culture of her day
Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A truly useful collection of literary criticism on a widely studied author, this collection of essays, selected and introduced by a distinguished scholar, makes the most informative and provocative critical work easily available to the general public. KEY TOPICS: Offers volumes of the same excellence for the contemporary moment. Captures and makes accessible the most stimulating critical writing of our time on a crucial literary figure of the past. Also included is an introduction to the author's life and work, a chronology of important dates, and a selected bibliography
The life and art of Elinor Wylie by Judith Farr( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I never came to you in white : a novel by Judith Farr( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unhappy boarding-school life of the 19th Century poet, Emily Dickinson. She is a rebellious student who rejects blind obedience to God, refuses to have her letters censored and is caught having intimate relations with another girl student
Transport of the aim : a garland of poems on the lives of Emily Dickinson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and Celia Thaxter by Maxine Silverman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century interpretations of Sons and lovers : a collection of critical essays. Sons and lovers by Judith Farr( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific research and technological development by Nestec (Vevey)( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I never came to you in white : a novel about emily dickinson by Judith Farr( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1847 Edward Dickinson's daughter Emily was seventeen, a student at Mary Lyon's female seminary (now Mount Holyoke College) in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Thrilled by the challenges of her education, yet repressed by the school atmosphere, she began writing letters home and to the friends she felt lonely for--passionate letters that reveled in bubbling and irreverent mischief and declared the affectionate intensity of the budding poet. Later, after her death at the age of fifty-five, friends and relatives exchanged misunderstandings of the woman they had known--and of the poetic
Western USA by Claude Hervé-Bazin( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dominican Republic by Claude Hervé-Bazin( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sons and lovers by Judith Farr( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer Protection and the Food Industry : measurements of possible mutagenic effect of certain foodstuffs by Nestec (Vevey)( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence by Jack Altman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Venice by Jack Altman( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mass in C major, opus 86 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

1 edition published in 1965 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kenya and Tanzania by Claude Hervé-Bazin( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Additives : what are they? by Léo T Avigdor( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beauty Therapy; The Basics For Nvq 1 & Amp( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new edition of Beauty Therapy: The Basics for NVQ 1 and 2 has been fully up-dated to match the revised 2004 NVQ specifications. <br /><br />In full colour throughout, this textbook provides essential information on the beauty therapist's role. Main features include:<br /><br />- a comprehensive overview of the industry<br />-multiple choice exam questions from past papers<br />-a matching grid to the specification<br />-advice on portfolio construction<br />-practical career guidance<br /><br />specially-commissioned photographs throughout help to illustrate the key techniques, making this an invaluable resource for all beauty therapy students
 
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The passion of Emily Dickinson
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The gardens of Emily DickinsonEmily DickinsonI never came to you in white : a novelWestern USADominican RepublicFlorenceVeniceKenya and Tanzania