Emily Dickinson

Photograph of Emily Dickinson, seated, at the age of 16

She was less like a recluse, more like a bomb going off.

An excerpt from A Loaded Gun, by Jerome Charyn, who writes that Emily Dickinson was not just “one more madwoman in the attic,” but rather a messianic modernist, a performance artist, a seductress, and “a woman maddened with rage—against a culture that had no place for a woman with her own fiercely independent mind and will.”

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