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  • I would end up in the art building, making instant coffee in the basement, and then sit for hours reading Emily Dickinson or Louise Bogan in the spring-shot sofas and chairs spotted throughout the building.†   (source)
  • He made Allie go get his baseball mitt and then he asked him who was the best war poet, Rupert Brooke or Emily Dickinson.†   (source)
  • I think of Flaubert, who spent most of his adult life in the same French village, or Emily Dickinson, whose poems echoed the cadence of the local church bells.†   (source)
  • An Emily Dickinson poem, "If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking," which Amanda read aloud at the lectern, after first welcoming everybody and thanking them for coming.†   (source)
  • So, partly as a result of having internalized these attitudes through growing up with them, and partly as a result of growing a skin to protect myself against them, I went for years half-avoiding and half- resisting the opulence and extensiveness of poets as different as Wallace Stevens and Rainer Maria Rilke; crediting insufficiently the crystalline inwardness of Emily Dickinson, all those forked lightnings and fissures of association; and missing the visionary strangeness of Eliot.†   (source)
  • That theatrical moment was only rivaled five years ago when an elegantly intoxicated friend sang Emily Dickinson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death" to the tune of "The Yellow Rose of Texas."†   (source)
  • I was determined that before our last leave-taking Sophie and Nathan would hear my voice; the indecency of the Reverend DeWitt having the final word was more than I could abide, and so I thumbed diligently through the section generously allotted to Emily Dickinson, in search of the loveliest statement I could find.†   (source)
  • But it is hard to argue with Emily Dickinson.†   (source)
  • Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson and Leaves of Grass.†   (source)
  • I have nothing to say to that; I am just chewing through it when Margo says, "Emily Dickinson.†   (source)
  • "Like Emily Dickinson, I ain't afraid of slant rhyme / And that's the end of this verse; emcee's out on a high."†   (source)
  • EMILY DICKINSON   (source)
  • Adah Price EMORY UNIVERSITY, ATLANTA 1962 T ELL ALL THE TRUTH but tell it slant, says my friend Emily Dickinson.†   (source)
  • I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live  I reason, Earth is short,
    And Anguish—absolute,
    And many hurt,
    But, what of that?
    I reason, we could die—
    The best Vitality
    Cannot excel Decay,
    But, what of that?
    I reason, that in Heaven
    Somehow, it will be even,
    Some new Equation, given—
    But, what of that?
    Emily Dickinson   (source)
  • EMILY DICKINSON, c. 1860.†   (source)
  • At Mother's house I recently found my dusty Complete Emily Dickinson with its margins littered shockingly by my old palindromes: Evil deed live! croaked that other Adah, and I wonder, Which evil was it, exactly?†   (source)
  • Before we fled Bethlehem's drear libraries I had also recently read The Pilgrim's Progress and Paradise Lost, which have weaker plot lines than Dr. Jekyll, and many other books Our Father does not know about, including the poems of Miss Emily Dickinson and Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque by Edgar Allan Poe.†   (source)
  • Or your beloved Emily Dickinson?†   (source)
  • So that to read the quotations from top to bottom, column by column, was rather like walking through an emergency station set up in a flood area, where, for example, Pascal had been unribaldly bedded down with Emily Dickinson, and where, so to speak, Baudelaire's and Thomas a Kempis's toothbrushes were hanging side by side.†   (source)
  • And it is the unappeasable pursuit of this note, a note tuned to its most extreme in Emily Dickinson and Paul Celan and orchestrated to its most opulent in John Keats, it is this which keeps the poet's ear straining to hear the totally persuasive voice behind all the other informing voices.†   (source)
  • Allie said Emily Dickinson.†   (source)
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