White Heat (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 12, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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White Heat is the first book to portray the remarkable relationship between America's most beloved poet and the fiery abolitionist who first brought her work to the public. 
As the Civil War raged, an unlikely friendship was born between the reclusive poet Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a literary figure who ran guns to Kansas and commanded the first Union regiment of black soldiers. When Dickinson sent Higginson four of her poems he realized he had encountered a wholly original genius; their intense correspondence continued for the next quarter century. In White Heat Brenda Wineapple tells an extraordinary story about poetry, politics, and love, one that sheds new light on her subjects and on the roiling America they shared.
 
 


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User Review  - Your_local_coyote - LibraryThing

Engrossing. Brenda has a way of making non-fiction come alive. She is masterful in combining Dickinson's poetry and Higginson's prose in an intriguing and thoughtful manner. Read full review

Review: White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson

User Review  - Caitlin - Goodreads

This book covers the friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. for the most part carried out in letters, with very few visits, this relationship grew strong and lasted until ... Read full review

Contents

Emily Dickinson Write Comrade Write
65
Rendezvous of Light
264
Because I Could Not Stop
302
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About the author (2008)

Brenda Wineapple is the author of Genet: A Biography of Janet Flanner; Sister Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein; and Hawthorne: A Life, winner of the Ambassador Award of the English-Speaking Union for Best Biography of 2003. Her essays and reviews appear in many publications, among them The New York Times Book Review and The Nation. She has been the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She lives in New York City and teaches creative writing at Columbia University and The New School.


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