Dickinson, Emily

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Emily Dickinson () is recognised as one of the most startling and original poets in the English language, but was regarded as an eccentric in her lifetime — should this be a surprise?
December 10, 1830
Amherst, Massachusetts, US

May 15, 1886
Amherst, Massachusetts, US

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul — and sings the tunes without the words — and never stops at all.”

Wild Nights—Wild Nights!
Were I with thee
Wild Nights should be
Our luxury!
— Emily Dickinson

Portraiture
“Tell the truth, but tell it slant.”
At the desk
“The brain is wider than the sky.”

A Book

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!

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Paradise Lost
Paradise Lost

Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986) was a French writer, philosopher and political activist. She is known for her 1949 treatise The Second Sex, a detailed analysis of women's oppression and a foundational tract of contemporary feminism.
The Second Sex

1984
1984

Delta of Venus
Delta of Venus

A Room of one's own
A Room of One’s Own