Saturday, March 11, 2017
The Slanted Life of Emily Dickinson: America's Favorite Recluse Just Got a Life!
author: Rosanna Bruno
average rating: 3.10
read at: 2017/03/11
date added: 2017/03/11
I'll admit that I had a few eye-rolling moments when I began reading Rosanna Bruno's 'The Slanted Life of Emily Dickinson: America's Favorite Recluse Just Got a Life!,' but by the end, it had won me over.
There isn't a lot known about the life of Emily Dickinson, so Rosanna Bruno invents one based on what we do know. She also imagines what this poet might be doing in our modern age, so there are OKCupid, Yelp and other social media pages. There is a review of her house as an airbnb. There is fictional early school work and correspondence. There are lots of references to birds and death.
But there are also phrases from the works of Emily Dickinson woven in as well. Initially, I thought this was going to be a snarky take on a misunderstood person from an older time, but by the end, I felt like it was done in tribute and with affection. Perhaps this will create new poetry fans.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Andrews McMeel Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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