The life of Emily Dickinson
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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

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

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: v. 2, p. 785-790.

Statementby Richard B. Sewall.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS1541.Z5 S42
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. (xxvii, 821 p.)
Number of Pages821
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5048096M
ISBN 100374186960
LC Control Number74008764

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Born on Decem , in Amherst, Massachusetts, Emily Dickinson left school as a teenager, eventually living a reclusive life on the family Born: The Life of Emily Dickinson, Volumes Richard Benson Sewall. Harvard University Press, - Biography & Autobiography - pages. 0 Reviews. Winner of the National Book Award. Book Description: The life of Emily Dickinson, Richard B. Sewall's monumental biography of the great American poet (), won the National Book award. It has been called "by far the best and most complete study of the poet's life yet to be written, the result of nearly twenty years of work" (The Atlantic). – Emily Dickinson to F. B. Sanborn, about (L) 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.”.

Significant discussions of the Master letters include those in Richard B. Sewall’s The Life of Emily Dickinson (New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux, ); Cynthia G. Wolff’s Emily Dickinson (New York: Knopf, ); and Alfred Habegger’s My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson (New York: Random House, ). Emily Dickinson, in full Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, (born Decem , Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.—died , Amherst), American lyric poet who lived in seclusion and commanded a singular brilliance of style and integrity of vision. While Dickinson was extremely prolific as a poet and regularly enclosed poems in letters to friends, she was not publicly recognized during her lifetime. The first volume of her work was published posthumously in and the last in She died in Amherst in   Fuelled by adultery, antagonism between Susan Dickinson and Mabel Todd mounted over possession of the poet, with the success of Todd's four editions of Dickinson (two co-edited with Higginson, two.

Dickinson biographer Alfred Habegger wrote in My Wars Are Laid Away in Books: The Life of Emily Dickinson () that "The consequences of the poet's failure to disseminate her work in a faithful and orderly manner are still very much with us".Alma mater: Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Review. In an excellent literary biography that matches the standard set by his earlier book, The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr., Alfred Habegger brings a modern perspective to bear on the life and art of the great American poet Emily Dickinson () while respecting and lucidly conveying her own distinctively 19th-century views/5(32). Only eleven of Emily Dickinsons poems were published prior to her death in ; the startling originality of her work doomed it to obscurity in her lifetime. Early posthumously published collections-some of them featuring liberally edited versions of the poems-did not fully and accurately represent/5. Emily Dickinson was born on Decem , in Amherst, Massachusetts. While she was extremely prolific as a poet and regularly enclosed poems in letters to friends, she was not publicly recognized during her lifetime. She died in Amherst in , and the first volume of her work was published posthumously in