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Lives like loaded guns Emily Dickinson and her family"s feuds by Lyndall Gordon

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Dickinson, Emily, -- 1830-1886 -- Family,
  • Poets, American -- 19th century -- Family relationships,
  • Amherst (Mass.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLyndall Gordon.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS1541.Z5 G66 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 491 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23936551M
ISBN 109780670021932
LC Control Number2009046311
OCLC/WorldCa463307679

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Book reviews. Lives Like Loaded Guns Lyndall Gordon Review by Rebecca Steinitz. June Lyndall Gordon’s new biography of Emily Dickinson’s family, Lives Like Loaded Guns, is a tour de force. Meticulously researched and keenly argued, it transforms the conventional image of Dickinson—and reveals how that image came to be. Lives Like Loaded Guns, By Lyndall Gordon. There was a whole community of "loaded guns" waiting to explode in all directions, especially after the poet's death. I would like to receive.   The writer of these words was Mabel Loomis Todd, wife of a philandering, ambitious Amherst astrology professor, long-time mistress to Dickinson’s brother Austin, future Dickinson editor and, as Lyndall Gordon argues in her new book, Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds, a pivotal figure in both Dickinson’s life.   Treating these two lives in the same book, as Gordon has tried to do, is a challenge: They resist each other on the page as they did in life. For the first half of Lives Like Loaded Guns, Gordon.

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