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Lives like loaded guns

Emily Dickinson and her family"s feuds

by Lyndall Gordon

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dickinson, Emily, -- 1830-1886 -- Family,
  • Poets, American -- 19th century -- Family relationships,
  • Amherst (Mass.) -- Intellectual life -- 19th century

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLyndall Gordon.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS1541.Z5 G66 2010
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 491 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23936551M
    ISBN 109780670021932
    LC Control Number2009046311
    OCLC/WorldCa463307679

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Lives Like Loaded Guns is a fascinating book on so many different levels. If you thought you knew the whole story of Emily Dickinson, you probably don't.

And if you don't, you really should. In all its twists and turns through generations spanning an American century, it remains an explosive story." Cited by:   Lives Like Loaded Guns Essentially, what I am getting from this multi-person biography is that if you are a writer, publish your own works or else family members, and people who think they know you as a family member, will cause a stir, deface and change your work, and cost your family a lot of money/5().

The tale that Lyndall Gordon unveils in “Lives Like Loaded Guns” is so lurid, so fraught with forbidden passions, that readers may be Author: Christopher Benfey. Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds - Kindle edition by Gordon, Lyndall. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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The story that preoccupies Ms. Gordon, one Author: Carol Herman. About Lives Like Loaded Guns “Lives Like Loaded Guns reads like a fabulous detective story [Gordon] takes us into undiscovered territory.”—The Washington Post A great companion to fans of the film A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson and the new series Dickinson.

InEmily Dickinson’s brother, Austin, began an adulterous love affair with the. Book reviews. Lives Like Loaded Guns Lyndall Gordon Review by Rebecca Steinitz.

June Lyndall Gordon’s new biography of Emily Dickinson’s family, Lives Like Loaded Guns, is a tour de force. Meticulously researched and keenly argued, it transforms the conventional image of Dickinson—and reveals how that image came to be.

Lives Like Loaded Guns, By Lyndall Gordon. There was a whole community of "loaded guns" waiting to explode in all directions, especially after the poet's death.

I would like to receive. The writer of these words was Mabel Loomis Todd, wife of a philandering, ambitious Amherst astrology professor, long-time mistress to Dickinson’s brother Austin, future Dickinson editor and, as Lyndall Gordon argues in her new book, Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds, a pivotal figure in both Dickinson’s life.

Treating these two lives in the same book, as Gordon has tried to do, is a challenge: They resist each other on the page as they did in life. For the first half of Lives Like Loaded Guns, Gordon. Buy Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds by Gordon, Lyndall (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low /5(65). Editions for Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds: (Hardcover published in ), X (Paperback published in Cited by:   Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds by Lyndall Gordon – review Lyndall Gordon's book sheds new light on the debacle surrounding the eventual publication of Emily Author: Rebecca Swift.

"Lives Like Loaded Guns reads like a fabulous detective story [Gordon] takes us into undiscovered territory." —The Washington Post A great companion to fans of the film A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson and the new series Dickinson.

InEmily Dickinson's brother, Austin, began an adulterous love affair with the accomplished and /5(15). Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds by Lyndall Gordon. and the last third of Gordon's book is devoted to unravelling. InEmily Dickinson's brother Austin began a passionate love affair with Mabel Todd, a young Amherst faculty wife, setting in motion a series of events that would forever change the lives of the Dickinson family.

The feud that erupted as a result has continued for over a century. Lyndall Gordon, an award-winning biographer, tells the riveting story of the 4/5(7). Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds Buy this book This biography is informed by two revelations: first, a bombshell that is.

"Lives Like Loaded Guns," by Lyndall Gordon The secret world of Emily Dickinson A new book uncovers a far fiercer woman than we've come to expect -.

""Lives Like Loaded Guns." like a fabulous detective story, replete with hidden treasure, diabolical adversaries and a curse from one generation to the next Gordon is fair to all revealing But Gordon is not frightened of the pits and traps and the thousand masks that Emily wears.

"Lives Like Loaded Guns is a remarkable achievement that deconstructs the image of Dickinson so entrenched in literary history. Gordon, a gifted storyteller, charts the ugly family dramas not to exploit them, but to prove how truly damaging they were to the poet's legacy.

Book Reviews (and there have been some very strong biographies since then—by Cynthia Griffin Woolf and Alfred Habegger, for example).

The major strength of Lives Like Loaded Guns is that Gordon gives a much more balanced view .July 6, • Lyndall Gordon's Lives Like Loaded Guns explores the family secrets of the reclusive 19th-century poet.

Gordon theorizes that Dickinson may .An enthralling story of creative genius, filled with illicit passion and betrayal, Lives Like Loaded Guns is sure to cause a stir among Dickinson's many devoted readers and scholars. About the Author Lyndall Gordon is the author of "Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft," a "New York Times" Notable Book, and "Virginia Woolf: A Writer's.