By Jerome Charyn
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Remarkable perception . . . [a] exact meditation/investigation. . . . Jerome Charyn the unpredictable, elusive, and enigmatic is a ordinary fit for Emily Dickinson, the quintessence of these.” Joyce Carol Oates, writer of Wild Nights! and The misplaced Landscape
We imagine we all know Emily Dickinson: the Belle of Amherst, virginal, reclusive, and probably mad. yet in A Loaded Gun, Jerome Charyn introduces us to another Emily Dickinson: the fierce, excellent, and sexually charged poet who wrote:
My existence had stooda Loaded Gun
Though I than He may possibly longer live
He longer mustthan I
For i've got however the strength to kill,
Withoutthe strength to die
Through interviews with modern students, shut readings of Dickinson’s correspondence and handwritten manuscripts, and a suggestive, newly stumbled on picture that's imagined to express Dickinson together with her lover, Charyn’s literary sleuthing unearths the good poet in ways in which have basically been hinted at formerly: as a lady who was once deeply philosophical, intensely engaged with the area, drawn to participants of either sexes, and ready to write poetry that disturbs and delights us today.
Jerome Charyn is the writer of, so much lately, Bitter Bronx: 13 Stories, I Am Abraham: a singular of Lincoln and the Civil War, and The mystery lifetime of Emily Dickinson: A Novel. He lives in New York.
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