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Emily Dickinson, Lesbian?: Her Letter to Susan Gilbert, in June of 1852, Might Tell Us Less Than You Think

Was Emily Dickinson lesbian? Some scholars think so.  Below is a letter that Dickinson sent to her sister-in-law, Susan Gilbert. It certainly sounds like a letter written by a lesbian. But is this just an artifact of our being 21st century, post-Freudian … Continue reading

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There is a Certain Slant of Light: The View from Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom Window

Dickinson family’s Amherst homestead. Emily’s bedroom was on the second story. Here’s one of her poems: I felt a Cleaving in my Mind– As if my Brain had split– I tried to match it–Seem by Seem– But could not make them … Continue reading

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