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Winner of the National Book Award, this biography throws light into the study of the brilliant poet. How did Dickinson, from the window over her desk, discover a life that included the horror, exaltation and humor found in her poetry? With abundance and impartiality, Sewall reveals not just the poet nor the poetry, but the woman and her life.
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ÝA¨ brilliant, massively detailed biography...Emily Dickinson emerges in these pages not only as...one of the two greatest poets of America's nineteenth century, but as an extraordinary and credible human being...Sewall is an exemplary biographer and critic, perhaps in some ironic way the kind of friend Emily sought unsuccessfully in her life. -- Robert Kirsch "Los Angeles Times"
fullness and impartiality of his presentation.
being...Sewall is an exemplary biographer and critic, perhaps in some ironic way the kind of friend Emily sought unsuccessfully in her life.
[A] brilliant, massively detailed biography...Emily Dickinson emerges in these pages not only as...one of the two greatest poets of America's nineteenth century, but as an extraordinary and credible human being...Sewall is an exemplary biographer and critic, perhaps in some ironic way the kind of friend Emily sought unsuccessfully in her life.--Robert Kirsch "Los Angeles Times "
Richard Sewall's biographical vision of Emily Dickinson is as complete as human scholarship, ingenuity, stylistic pungency, and common sense can arrive at.--R. W. B. Lewis "New Republic "
By far the best and the most complete study of the poet's life yet to be written, the result of nearly twenty years of work...The story of a long-standing affair between Austin Dickinson and a woman twenty-seven years younger than he, Mabel Loomis Todd...has not appeared in print before, and it makes an entrancing tale...A plainly authoritative work.--Richard Todd "The Atlantic "
Although Professor Sewall produces new material everywhere, it is in the account of the scandals that he has the most startling abundance, much of it in the form of primary documents...One must thank him for the fullness and impartiality of his presentation.--Irvin Ehrenpreis "New York Review of Books "
This text, winner of the National Book Award for Biography, provides a biography of Emily Dickinson, one of the most important 19th-century American poets.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR007579685
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR007959206
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. In VERY GOOD overall condition, with some signs of previous ownership. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. Seller Inventory # mon0000658826
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1976. Condition: Fair. Volume 2. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 5413638
Book Description Faber, 1976. In two volumes, both vg books in vg dw's though sadly both are ex-library copies, with usual marks, and both have inked ownership details and acknowledge ment of where bought and for how much in 1991, on half titles. Heavy parcel so postage will be extra outside the UK. Spines a sgade sunned. Seller Inventory # 38518
Book Description Faber and Faber, London, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 2 volumes, brown cloth covers in tidy condition with similar yellow dust jackets which are slightly sunned on the spine, page edges a little browned, contents clean, first UK editions Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 062444