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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.,
  • Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

StatementRichard B. Sewall.
LC ClassificationsPS1541.Z5 S42 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 821 p. :
Number of Pages821
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL548815M
ISBN 100674530802
LC Control Number96129683

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F or Emily Dickinson books were vehicles of the imagination – she defined them variously in poems as a “Frigate,” a “Bequest of Wings,” and “the Chariot / That bears the Human soul,” while those she loved best became her “Kinsmen of the Shelf.”. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on Decem in Amherst, Massachusetts, the second daughter of Edward and Emily Dickinson. Her family was very prominent in the small town of Amherst, but Emily never enjoyed the popularity her family received and began to withdraw early from public life (Ravert 1). "The life of Emily Dickinson is in good hands with picture book biographer Jennifer Berne (On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein). Becca Stadtlander's detailed, folk art-style illustrations capture Dickinson's world and bring shape to the metaphors Berne employs to signify Dickinson 5/5(2). Winner of the National Book Award, this biography throws light into the study of the brilliant poet. How did Dickinson, from the window over her desk, discover a life that included the horror, exaltation and humor found in her poetry? With abundance and impartiality, Sewall reveals not just the poet nor the poetry, but the woman and her life.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (Decem  – ) was an American poet. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, into a prominent family with strong ties to its mater: Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. However, after reading The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, the reader is glad author Jerome Charyn risked something worse to achieve something better: an engaging, intriguing, dreamscape creation of an Emily Dickinson who, if not the one who actually existed, leads a “secret life” we would wish for the reclusive bard of Amherst/5. Emily Dickinson was a fun, fiercely intelligent, young woman. Something changed in her life, and that change is one of the greatest mysteries surrounding Dickinson's legend. Some time around she began writing poetry. Emily Dickinson was born on Decem , in Amherst, Massachusetts. She attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, but only for one year. Her father, Edward Dickinson, was actively involved in state and national politics, serving in Congress for one term.