My Wars Are Laid Away in Books by Alfred Habegger

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Though nearly 900 pages long, Alfred Habegger's biography of the enigmatic Emily Dickinson never clots into minutiae or obsessive record keeping. Habegger, the author of a much-praised biography of Henry James Sr., presents the elusive poet within the context of the circles she herself observed. Neither pandering to scandal nor avoiding judgment, he reveals the Amherst maiden as a vital keeper of her own integrity, the product of a gifted family and her own strong will. This is that rare thing: A literary biography that is both major and readable.
 

About Alfred Habegger

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Alfred Habegger, formerly a professor of English at the University of Kansas, lives with his wife, Nellie, in northeastern Oregon. His previous books include Gender, Fantasy, and Realism in American Literature an da prize-winning biography, The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published December 15, 2001 by Random House. 800 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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