Emily Dickinson and the Art of Belief
by Roger Lundin
Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 1998
(272 pages; $16.00, paper)
by Patrick Henry Reardon
A biography of Emily Dickinson? Hmm. Even though a number of authors had set hands to the task, I would have thought it no light labor to craft an interesting account of a decidedly odd nineteenth-century spinster who seems never to have gone anywhere or done much of anything except sit in her room for more than half a lifetime to test composing the most lines of poetry with the fewest active verbs. Personally, about all I could say to Miss Dickinson would be & . . .
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