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Poetic Lives: Dickinson Rebecca Swift

Poetic Lives: Dickinson

Rebecca Swift

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ISBN : 9781843913061
Paperback
160 pages
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By the end of her life, Emily Dickinson lived in virtual isolation in her family’s home, refusing any contact with strangers. Though she attracted local renown as a recluse, her reputation as one of America’s finest and most original poets wasMoreBy the end of her life, Emily Dickinson lived in virtual isolation in her family’s home, refusing any contact with strangers. Though she attracted local renown as a recluse, her reputation as one of America’s finest and most original poets was established only posthumously- her works, numbering nearly two thousand, were virtually all unpublished at the time of  her death. Displayed here is an insightful and comprehensive outline of all her most famous works as well as the real life events that inspired her. This in-depth examination is then coupled with rich, extensive, and intimate correspondences with figures who exerted enormous influence on the poet—despite, in some cases, never meeting her—all of which were recovered after her death, to form a compete, authoritative account of one of America’s most beloved poets.