Emily Dickinson


What was her occupation besides a poet and a writer. What were some of her influences.

>>By maitri   (Friday, 7 Feb 2003 01:42)

the only thing i have seemed to have found on emily dickinson so far is that i dont think she did anything else..she lived with her father...she would lock herself in her room almost all day and only write! she had no life outside from what i can understand and she died young and her sister or her neice ..i think her neice... published all the literature she found in her room after her death...clear things up at all?

>>By blackdyedrose   (Sunday, 9 May 2004 11:12)

i adore the simplicity in her poems. how lonely she must have been. is loneliness the price you pay for simplicity?

>>By andersanders   (Saturday, 13 Aug 2005 10:20)

Actually I believe Ms. Dickinson was more engaged in the world, albeit, in a rarified New England intellectual way, than most people think. Her family was prominent, social & civic minded and political active. She was aware of a great deal of what was worth knowing—from the impact of the telegraph (considerable, epoch-making) to the cataclyism of the civil war.

One might say she was physically insulated but not isolated—books and correspondence serving as her means of transport.

I find it interesting andersanders finds her simple. I am never as clumsy as when reading her work. I find complex—informed as it is by intellectual heat kept to a boiling point by a heady mix of metaphysical concerns and local spiritualism—but lovely.

>>By rwordplay   (Saturday, 13 Aug 2005 23:43)

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