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Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson
     

Open Me Carefully: Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson

by Martha Nell Smith, Ellen Louise Hart
 

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ISBN-10: 0963818368

ISBN-13: 9780963818362

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Paris Press


For the first time, selections from Emily Dickinson's thirty-six year correspondence to her neighbor and sister-in-law, Susan Huntington Dickinson, are compiled in a single volume. Open Me Carefully invites a dramatic new understanding of Emily Dickinson's life and work, overcoming a century of censorship and misinterpretation.

For the millions of readers

Overview


For the first time, selections from Emily Dickinson's thirty-six year correspondence to her neighbor and sister-in-law, Susan Huntington Dickinson, are compiled in a single volume. Open Me Carefully invites a dramatic new understanding of Emily Dickinson's life and work, overcoming a century of censorship and misinterpretation.

For the millions of readers who love Emily Dickinson's poetry, Open Me Carefully brings new light to the meaning of the poet's life and work. Gone is Emily as lonely spinster; here is Dickinson in her own words, passionate and fully alive.

"With spare commentary, Smith ... and Hart ... let these letters speak for themselves. Most important, unlike previous editors who altered line breaks to fit their sense of what is poetry or prose, Hart and Smith offer faithful reproductions of the letters' genre-defying form as the words unravel spectacularly down the original page." Renee Tursi, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780963818362
Publisher:
Paris Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
362
Sales rank:
891,214
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Publisher's Note....................................................ix
Introduction........................................................xi
A Note on the Text.................................................xxi
Chronology........................................................xxxi
SECTION ONE
Why Susie!
Early Writings, 1850 to mid-1850s....................................1
SECTION TWO
Sue, Dear Sue, Sweet Sue, Sister
Early Middle Writings, mid-1850s to mid-1860s.......................61
SECTION THREE
The Incidents of Love
Late Middle Writings, mid-1860s to mid-1870s.......................145
SECTION FOUR
To Be Susan Is Imagination
Late Writings, mid-1870s to May 1886...............................201
Coda...............................................................265
Key to Materials...................................................269
Notes..............................................................271
Acknowledgments....................................................297
Bibliography.......................................................299
Index of First Lines...............................................305
Index of Names and Subjects........................................313

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