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Lyndall Gordon: “Emily Dickinson and her Family’s Feuds,” 3rd November, 2010

posted Jan 27, 2011, 3:20 PM by Sarah Glazer   [ updated Feb 3, 2011, 11:51 AM ]

Eminent literary biographer Gordon discussed her latest biography: Lives like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family’s Feuds.

Lyndall Gordon is the biographer of Charlotte Bronte, Virginia Woolf, Mary Wollstonecraft and T.S. Eliot. She is also the author of A Private Life of Henry James: Two Women and His Art and a memoir about childhood friends growing up in South Africa, Shared Lives. Her latest biography, Lives like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds, "blows apart the persistent myth of the meek, fragile spinster of odd rhymes," writes Jenny McPhee on, and exposes "a seething Peyton Place of adultery, betrayal and feuding" according to the Literary Review.