|Publisher:||University Press of New England|
|Product dimensions:||11.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
JEROME LIEBLING's photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Getty Museum, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and many other museums and galleries in the U.S. as well as England, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Japan. His work is in permanent collections of major museums throughout the world. He is a recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and has had many monographs of his work published. CHRISTOPHER BENFEY teaches in the English Department at Mount Holyoke College. He is author of Emily Dickinson: Lives of a Poet (1986) and Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Others (1984). POLLY LONGSWORTH is author of The World of Emily Dickinson (1990) and Austin and Mabel: The Amherst Affair & Love Letters of Austin Dickinson and Mabel Loomis Todd (1984). She is currently at work on a new biography of Dickinson. BARTON LEVI ST. ARMAND teaches in the English Department at Brown University. He is author of Emily Dickinson and Her Culture: The Soul's Society (1984).
What People are Saying About This
"The lives that Liebling describes here seem not finished, but suspended. The inhabitants of these rooms and gardens have stepped out, have been detained perhaps longer than they expected, but their lives continue here. They continue as an emanation from the place, a place defined by the myriad choices that formed it.
"It is not easy to dismiss (as mere sentiment) the feeling that these lives are better than ours--not easier, but better. Their taste is more sure than ours, their style more confident, their passions more intense and more pure. Even the outgrown shoes of their children are more beautiful than the shoes in our attics. Or, perhaps it is only the simple, eloquent perfection of Liebling's photographs that makes it seem so."
John Szarkowski, Director of Photography (Emeritus), Museum of Modern Art, New York City
“The Dickinsons of Amherst combines text with archival images to produce a series of panoramic views of the larger familial, social, economic, and cultural environments of Emily Dickinson. Edifying and revealing, this book is a refreshing corrective to the many narrow probings into the secrets of the poet’s psyche, those glimpses as through the keyhole in her upstairs bedroom door.”