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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 2 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 2 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 8 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 14 months ago by James
I am an only moderately literate male to whom Emily Dickinson's poetry is impressive but difficult. Before I read this book I knew little about her and her background. Read morePublished 14 months ago by William Tell
This is a tremendous book. Although it is a bit more about these folks than we might want to know, I found myself fascinated by this tripartite story of intrigue, deceit and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Richard S. Dixon Jr.