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League of Inveterate Poets

The out-of-context contextuality of a foolish sage

The Secret Life of the Secret Life of Emily Dickinson: An Introduction

| September 11, 2010

This entry is part of a series, Secret Life of The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson» Image via Wikipedia After The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson author Jerome Charyn came upon my review of his novel, he wrote to me on Twitter that “it really is about Emily’s dream life and you’re the first one […]

VIDEO: Jerome Charyn on The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson and Its Critics

| May 23, 2010

Commenting on my review of his novel The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson, author Jerome Charyn wrote the following to me (via Twitter): “Thanks so much for that perceptive review! It really is about Emily’s dream life and you’re the first one to point that out.” Now I wish I had written more about “Emily’s […]

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn – A Review

| May 21, 2010

The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn My rating: 5 of 5 stars Historical fiction is a daring enterprise, which is a polite way of saying that it borders on the foolhardy at one extreme and the arrogant at the other. If attempting to recreate a time and place neither author nor reader […]

Verses Have No Subject

| March 29, 2010

“Verses do not have a subject, I should think, but a kind of shudder, as if the whole world were born again in the flash of an eye.” The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn

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