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The Capsule of the Mind

Chapters in the Life of Emily Dickinson

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ISBN 9780674865631

Publication Date: 01/01/1961

205 pages

Belknap Press


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  • Part One: To Live Is Endowment
    • My Delinquent Palaces: Elements in the Inner Life of the Young Emily Dickinson
    • Ourself Behind Ourself: An Interpretation of the Crisis in the Life of Emily Dickinson
    • The Finest Secret: Emotional Currents in the Life of Emily Dickinson after 1865
  • Part Two: My Friends Are My “Estate”
    • Josiah Gilbert Holland and Elizabeth Chapin Holland: “You Were So Long So Faithful”
    • Samuel Bowles: “The Most Triumphant Face”
    • Thomas Wentworth Higginson: “Could You Instruct Me Now?”
  • A Note on Sources
  • Index of Poems
  • Index

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