Well-argued and eloquently written...Farr's study contributes essential cultural and historical contexts and offers superb readings of Dickinson's letters and lyrics. For these reasons, The Passion of Emily Dickinson enriches our understanding of one of the greatest and most enigmatic of American poets. (Stephanie A. Tingley American Literature)
A richly revealing contribution...[with] eye-opening readings of' Dickinson's poems. (Jane Donahue Eberwein Belles Lettres)
I admire [the book's] even temperament…Farr admirably avoids ideological rigidity, even while acknowledging, and adopting, strengihs of particular advocates. Her relating Dickinson to nineteenth-century American art is a major contribution. (R.W. Franklin, editor of The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition)
Farr has opened new ground in our understanding of the poetry. I find entirely convincing her consideration of the relationships with Hudson River and Luminist painting in the period. (John Wilmerding Princeton University)
--Ralph W. Franklin, editor of the forthcoming variorum Poems of Emily Dickinson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.