The life of Emily Dickinson, Volumes 1-2

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Harvard University Press, 1980 - Biography & Autobiography - 821 pages
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Winner of the National Book Award, this massively detailed biography throws a light into the study of the brilliant poet. How did Emily Dickinson, from the small window over her desk, come to see a life that included the horror, exaltation and humor that lives her poetry? With abundance and impartiality, Sewall shows us not just the poet nor the poetry, but the woman and her life.

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User Review  - kcshankd - LibraryThing

750 pages later and we are left wondering at the stranger upstairs, listening through the door, slightly ajar. The biographer approaches Dickinson through time and place, presenting a thorough image ... Read full review

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User Review  - samfsmith - LibraryThing

Impressive and deeply detailed, this biography approaches Emily Dickinson's life on a slant, much as she presented her own life to her friends and family in her letters. Most o the biography centers ... Read full review



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About the author (1980)

Richard B. Sewall was Professor of English at Yale University.