cover image Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Cynthia Griffin Wolff. Da Capo Press, $24 (656pp) ISBN 978-0-201-16809-9

This erudite biography of the enigmatic belle of Amherst is rich in ""provocative analogies and insights,'' according to PW. Wolff, MIT humanities professor, analyzes the sources and voices of the poems, while portraying Dickinson as a strong person struggling to deal with the fact of death. Photos. (May)