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After Emily : two remarkable women and the legacy of America's greatest poet

Author: Julie Dobrow
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The untold story of the mother and daughter who opened the door to Emily Dickinson's poetry. Emily Dickinson may be the most widely read and beloved of all American poets, but the story behind her work's initial, posthumous publication in 1890 and the mother-and-daughter team most responsible for her enduring legacy are barely known. After Emily recounts the extraordinary lives of Mabel Loomis Todd and her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Named Person: Emily Dickinson; Mabel Loomis Todd; Millicent Todd Bingham; Millicent Todd Bingham; Emily Dickinson; Mabel Loomis Todd; Millicent Todd Bingham; Mabel Loomis Todd; Millicent Todd Bingham; Emily Dickinson; Mabel Loomis Todd
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Dobrow
ISBN: 9780393249262 0393249263
OCLC Number: 1021807624
Awards: Short-listed for Plutarch Award 2019
Short-listed for New England Society Book Award 2019
Long-listed for PEN/Bograd Weld Award for Biography 2019
Description: xxii, 426 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "One fine day in May" (1886) --
Arriving in Amherst (1856-1881) --
Meeting and courting the Dickinsons (1881-1882) --
Soaring love and seething tensions (1883-1894) --
Dickinsonian inspiration: Mabel's creative output (1883-1893) --
Lingering puritanism and Millicent's sensibilities (1884-1897) --
Embracing Emily's poems (1886-1897) --
Losing Austin, finding Mabel (1895-1904) --
Suing the "Queen of Amherst" (1897-1898) --
Traveling and travails (1899-1917) --
"Sincerely, Joe Thomas" (1918-1919) --
Fighting to define Emily Dickinson (1920-1929) --
Bringing lost poems to light (1930-1939) --
Dealing with Dickinsoniana" (1940-1955) --
Battling over Emily's Papers (1946-1959) --
Seeking closure and meaning (1960-1968) --
Unpacking the camphorwood chest --
Sorting through the clutter.
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"Long overdue... At the end of her book, Ms. Dobrow wonders what Mabel and Millicent would think of her good work. Doubtless, they'd be very pleased." -- Brenda Wineapple - The Wall Street Journal Read more...

 
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