"Benfey's elegant study goes beyond personal admiration and poetic appreciation. . . . Benfey fixes upon [Dickinson's] composition of selves and her expression of these selves in her poems. His 'essay' is beautifully written and discriminating in its gentle unfolding of Dickinson's implications. It is a fine book by a brilliant, young critic."―Shaun O'Connell, University of Massachusetts Boston
About the Author
Christopher E. G. Benfey received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. A writer and poetry critic, he lives in New York City.