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Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds

by

Lyndall Gordon

Think Emily Dickinson is boring?  Read this book of poetry, adultery, perfidy, hatred, and a generations-long feud. You’ll realize that Dickinson and her legacy are caught up in a swirl of emotion. It’s also a good lesson on how any biography should be read critically.

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