By the end of her life, Emily Dickinson lived in virtual isolation in her family's home, refusing any contact with strangers.
Though she attracted local renown as a recluse, her reputation as one of America's finest and most original poets was established only posthumously: her works, numbering nearly two thousand, were virtually all unpublished during her lifetime.
Also recovered after her death were rich, extensive and intimate correspondences with figures who exerted enormous influence on the poet, despite, in some cases, never meeting her. In this compelling new biography, Rebecca Swift sets Dickinson's characteristically idiosyncratic poetry alongside the events of her life to elucidate the story of one of literature's most intriguing figures.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/02/2011
- Category: Biography: literary
- ISBN: 9781843913061