Friday, October 10, 2008

Emily Dickinson's Lover

On Slate, Christopher Benfrey has just written on Emily Dickinson's famously obscure love life :

Evidence that Dickinson's love life was fairly ordinary, with ordinary temptations and disappointments, doesn't quite fit the bill. Her exile on Main Street has seemed a necessary part of the Dickinson myth, so necessary, indeed, that contrary information—which happens to have been piling up lately—has often been discounted or ignored.

Continued here.

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