Open Me Carefully
Emily Dickinson's Intimate Letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson
For the first time, selections from Emily Dickinson's 36 year correspondence to her neighbor and sister-in-law, Susan Huntington Dickinson, are compiled in a single volume. Open Me Carefully invites a dramatic new understanding of Emily Dickinson's life and work, overcoming a century of censorship and misinterpretation. This remarkable correspondence brings to light Susan Huntington Dickinson as the central source of the poet's passion and inspiration, and as her primary reader and literary companion. Gone is Emily as the precious recluse spinster of Amherst. Here is Emily in her own words—humorous, playful, passionate, and fully alive.
Edited by Ellen Louise Hart and Martha Nell Smith
1998, Paperback, 315 Pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-9638183-6-2.