debunking (possibly) the myth that Emily Dickinson was a recluse


Emily Dickinson Was Less Reclusive Than We Think: I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson at the Morgan Library reveals the poet to be far more socially engaged than we’ve believed her to be. – Daniel Larkin – Hyperallergic– 5/10/17

“Why does high school English introduce the poet as a recluse? Yes, Dickinson chose to socially withdraw in her late 30s, and it’s hard to say exactly why. But she was social before then, and as the many documents on view attest, remained so in some critical ways after her so-called seclusion.”

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