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A bio of one of my favorite poets, but kind of a downer. Now that there is more information about her life, I know some things I wish I didn't. All in all, it was well written.Published 3 months ago by Dee
Lyndall Gordon has written several biographies, and the ones I've read are lively narratives. "Lives Like Loaded Guns" is the liveliest, largely because Gordon goes beyond... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Empress Cindy
This is one of the best author biographies that I have ever read. Emily Dickinson is fascinating, and the story of her family is equally so. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Liz DeOrnellas
Gordon's biography of Emily Dickinson is brilliant. It scores Five stars in all areas: research, analysis, and writing. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ms. Helpful
For anyone who loves Emily Dickinson but is somewhat mystified by many of her poems, this book is a must read. Read morePublished 10 months 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 15 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 17 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 18 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 20 months ago by Dr. John R. Kelley