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The poet and the colonel

Unlikely alliance and its echoes in American letters

By William H. Pritchard
August 24, 2008

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White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson By Brenda Wineapple Knopf, 416 pp., illustrated, $27.95 "Are you too deeply occupied to say if my Verse is alive?" The question was Emily Dickinson's, put in 1862 to Thomas Wentworth Higginson, whose essays she had read in The Atlantic. One of them, "A Letter to a Young Contributor," ... (Full article: 945 words)

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