Emily Dickinson

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Knopf, Nov 12, 1986 - Biography & Autobiography - 641 pages
3 Reviews
A brilliant literary biography of a great American poet, moving from the facts of Dickinson's daily life, her religious convictions, her education, relationships with family and friends, to a new, illuminating reading of her poetry. 16 pages of halftones.

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

A comprehensive, well-researched, biography of the great American poet. There's been other Dickinson biographies published since, but this one holds up. "My Wars are Laid Away in Books" by Alfred ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa Sansone - Goodreads

Obviously, this is not a book for everyone, and I am showing my "wonkish" side. However, I don't think you can find a more thorough, in-depth, unbiased, rigorous and deeply intelligent analysis of ... Read full review


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Wolff has produced several critical works by and about Emily Dickinson and Edith Wharton.