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Emily Dickinson

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Emily Dickinson's Biography

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary before returning to her family's house in Amherst. Thought of as an eccentric by the locals, she became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests or, later in life, even leave her room. Most of her friendships were therefore carried out by correspondence.

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Spain's Princess Letizia visits school children during a tour of the Emily Dickinson School in New York
Spain's Princess Letizia visits school children during a tour of the Emily Dickinson School in New York
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  • How to Make a Human Being: A Body of Evidence by Christopher Potter review

      News Source: The Guardian | 11 hours ago
    Potter follows Heidegger's lead, beginning his exploration by asking 'What is matter?'. Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian What is the universe made of?...For at least three millennia, humanity's most creative minds have been picking over
  • Greenfield Prize goes to playwright Nilo Cruz

      News Source: Herald Tribune | 5 days ago
    Each year, the weekend of the Greenfield Prize presentation turns Sarasota into a hub of creative inspiration. Audiences not only get the world premiere of a new work this year, composer Vijay Iyer's Bruits and the presentation of a new award, but
  • Whitney in our backyard

      News Source: Chicago Tribune | 9 days ago
    The Whitney Biennial, held every two years at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, is the show everyone loves to hate. I haven't seen it yet, but I have seen a half-dozen shows, up in Chicago galleries, by some of its 103 participants.

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