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For anyone who loves Emily Dickinson but is somewhat mystified by many of her poems, this book is a must read. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ingrid Stocking
Liked it very much. I have a feeling as more information about Emily re-surfaces or is re-evaluated there may be still more to write about.Published 4 months ago by Jane Pronko
Gordon’s extended biographical work “Lives Like Loaded Guns” is certainly an engrossing read, at least while her core protagonists are still in play. Read morePublished 7 months ago by jcappy
A few years before Emily Dickinson died, her married brother Austin, a character out of Hawthorne, began an adulterous affair with an Amherst College faculty wife many years his... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Robert Weir Barrett
This presents a totally different side to Emily Dickinson from the traditional view of her as a great American poet. Family Feud has nothing on the whole Dickinson family. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dr. John R. Kelley
Lyndall Gordon has brought the publication history of Emily Dickinson up-to-date, revealing data about the struggle between the two factions - the Todd camp and the Dickinson camp. Read morePublished 11 months ago by A Rockland reader
When the Dickinson family moved to Amherst the rockets flew. You have to have an imagination and some knowledge of 19th Century America, but this book doesn't disappoint.Published 11 months ago by Jason D. Walker
Most of us learned about the quiet, white-gowned recluse poet in high school. The woman who never went out, who never married, who never saw anyone and never did anything but... Read morePublished 13 months ago by N.J.
The best aspect of this book is that it largely relies on letters, documents, and existing scholarship to reveal aspects of Emily Dickinson's private life that shaped her poetic... Read morePublished 19 months ago by James