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Brenda Wineapple | The Interview

Light on a poet's imagination, and an era

BRENDA WINEAPPLE BRENDA WINEAPPLE (MARION ETTLINGER)
By Anna Mundow
August 10, 2008

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Brenda Wineapple's "Hawthorne: A Life" (2003) was an incomparable portrait of the man, the writer, and his time. Now, in "White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson" (Knopf, $27.95), Wineapple similarly reanimates the poet and her "Perceptor" in a dual biography of astonishing depth and grace. "Are you too deeply occupied to say if my Verse ... (Full article: 873 words)

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