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by Polly Longsworth

Photographs trace the people and surroundings of Emily Dickinson's life, including her family's influential and active public life, the friends and relatives closest to her, and the growth of the town of Amherst
Download The World of Emily Dickinson epub
ISBN: 0393028925
ISBN13: 978-0393028928
Category: Literature
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Author: Polly Longsworth
Language: English
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc; 1st edition (December 1, 1990)
Pages: 144 pages
ePUB size: 1649 kb
FB2 size: 1280 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 381
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I am so glad i ordered this i am a follower of all things Emily Dickinson...this book is a holds so much information about her and her life as a person....
I needed this book for a biography i was doing in class. its what i was looking for but i thought it was an actual book for reading and less for little kids.
You can never go wrong buying a book by Polly Longsworth. Especially if it is about enigmatic,obstinate Emily Dickinson. Ms. Longsworth knows her subject as well as, or better than, any other active ED author. She has a common-sense approach to the famous ED obscurities and mysteries, born of decades of study and the influence of Richard Benson Sewall, Yale professor and creator of the Pulitzer-prize winning "Life of Emily Dickinson" in l974. That's the best biography of the poet we have or are ever likely to have. Polly writes well and this book shows off the Amherst of ED's era in ways that nicely complement the text and the poetry. She's also a nice person, kind to other ED researchers, both professional and amateur. Not everyone in that specialty qualifies for such a compliment. As a person who has written a play about Emily's survivors and how they struggled to get her poems published, I have had reason to correspond with lots of Dickinson buffs over a 20-year period. Polly and Sewall and William Luce, author of the play "Belle of Amherst" made room in their lives for letters from an unknown. Many others did not. This book is inexpensive, fortunately, but it is a grand addition to the library of any fan of Emily's. The fact that its creator is also a decent sort is just frosting on the cake.
I am a fan of old photographs, I pour over old family pictures with great zeal. The World of Emily Dickinson certainly feeds my passion. It is crammed full of wonderful pictures of the Dickinson family, their friends, and the changing and growing town of Amherst, Massachusetts. I learned more about the life of Emily Dickinson in just half an hour than I had ever known about her. It certainly shows that Dickinson wasn't the lonely recluse that I had always heard her to be. In addition to photographs, there are many facsimile reprints of letters written both by Emily Dickinson and to her. I believe this book will be very helpful to future biographers and historians.