The American Emily Dickinson
(1830-1866) and the Russian Marina
I felt that if Molly Shannon played Emily Dickinson
, people would finally understand who Dickinson was."
herself is a shadow figure in the story told here, much as she remained largely in the shadows of her own home in life.
's affinity with the Eastern aesthetic and indebtedness to Eastern influences as a subject of study in Dickinson scholarship is finding momentum.
Mattingly, a retired corporate education and training professional who has been a guide on the staff of the Emily Dickinson
Museum, introduces her poetry to general readers.
Discover the complexities of Emily Dickinson
, the trials and tribulations of her short life, and the inspiration behind the more than 1,700 poems she wrote.
Both the Beetle and the Clover hang out above but are nourished (the Cellar) and anchored (the Root) below, much like, one imagines, Emily Dickinson
is nourished and anchored in the subterranean realms of her imagination, in her subconscious, and in the depths of her artist's soul.
Emma Bell as Emily Dickinson
Supported by her doting sister Vinnie (Jennifer Ehle) and frequently visited by their friend Vryling Buffam (Catherine Bailey), Emily settles into an almost hermetic existence at the family home, where she observes the minutiae of society life and passes judgement on the work of the Brontes.
In other respects, Russo's book serves as an incisive and much-needed revision of our critical canon, for it maps a long trajectory of experimental female poetry dating back to Dorothy Wordsworth and Emily Dickinson
, the latter poet sometimes mentioned as an inspiration for the contemporary avant-garde, the former, hardly at all.
Domhnall Mitchell observes that the "nobody" poem is often interpreted as "a kind of apologia for the oppressed and marginal" ("Emily Dickinson
and Class" 197) , and goes further to associate the frog with political involvement: "Rather than expressing sympathy for the disenfranchised, the speaker expresses both anxiety and contempt for the democratic system that gives 'bog-trotters' access to political and cultural influence" ("Emily Dickinson
and Class" 197).
Born in Amherst, Massachusetts to a well-to-do, politically active family, Emily Dickinson
had the best education possible.
Critique: A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson
for the 21st Century is an intense work of literary scholarship, re-examining Emily Dickinson
's poetry in new ways.