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I Never Came to You in White: A Novel
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I Never Came to You in White: A Novel by Judith Farr

In 1847 Edward Dickinsons daughter Emily was seventeen, a student at Mary Lyons Female Seminary (now Mount Holyoke College) in South Hadley, Massachusetts. Thrilled by the challenges of her education, yet repressed by the school atmosphere, she began writing letters home and to the friends she felt lonely for - passionate letters that reveled in bubbling and irreverent mischief and declared the affectionate intensity of the budding poet. Later, after her death at the age of fifty-five, friends and relatives exchanged misunderstandings of the woman they had known - and of the poetic treasure that they had no sure way of evaluating. Out of these sixty-six imagined letters, Judith Farr, herself a poet and Dickinson scholar, has created a brilliant novel, which, written in the language of Emily Dickinsons contemporaries, lays out the entire emotional spectrum of her life. We see the young Emily groping toward poetic expression. We share the bewilderment of her teachers and friends as the girl reacts with the ingenuity of genius to people, books, and events. We marvel at her private letters To a Mysterious Person. We smile with her at the confusion of others as they struggle to keep up with the poets imagination, at those who try to correct her mode of expression. We share the experience of the only man ever to take her photograph. We watch her die, dreadfully and prematurely. When we are done we have shared in a wondrous mystery, for we are the only ones allowed to know who Emily Dickinson was: these letters are written to us.

Author: Judith Farr

Language: English

Edition: 1St Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 225

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Publication Date: 1996-09-01

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ISBN: 0395788404


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