The Life of Emily Dickinson by Richard B. SewallThe life of Emily Dickinson, Richard B. Sewalls monumental biography of the great American poet (1830-1886), won the National Book Award when it was originally published in two volumes. Now available in a one-volume edition, it has been called by far the best and most complete study of the poets life yet to be written, the result of nearly twenty years of work (The Atlantic).
R.W.B. Lewis has hailed it as a major event in American letters, adding that Richard Sewalls biographical vision of Emily Dickinson is as complete as human scholarship, ingenuity, stylistic pungency, and common sense can arrive at.
The Life of Emily Dickinson
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Richard B. Sewall, a longtime English professor at Yale University whose influential biography of Emily Dickinson dispelled many myths about the reclusive poet, died in Newton, Mass. He was Sewall challenged the received wisdom about Dickinson. Unconvinced by the conventional telling of her life, which portrayed her as a lovelorn woman too fragile for the world, Mr. Sewell visited her hometown of Amherst, Mass.