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Todd, Mabel Loomis

(Encyclopedia) Todd, Mabel Loomis, 1858?1932, American author, b. Cambridge, Mass. A friend of Emily Dickinson, she edited and deciphered much of the Dickinson material in Poems (with T. W. Higginson?

Dickinson, Emily

(Encyclopedia) Dickinson, Emily, 1830?86, American poet, b. Amherst, Mass. She is widely considered one of the greatest poets in American literature. Her unique, gemlike lyrics are distillations of?

Eden, Emily

(Encyclopedia) Eden, Emily, 1797?1869, English novelist. She went with her brother George, Lord Auckland, to India when he was governor-general (1836?42). Her two novels, The Semi-detached House (?

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth

(Encyclopedia) Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823?1911, American author, b. Cambridge, Mass. A Unitarian minister, he was a leader in the abolitionist movement and was a member of a group that backed?

Reese, Lizette Woodworth

(Encyclopedia) Reese, Lizette Woodworth r?s, 1856?1935, American poet, b. Waverly, Md. She taught school for 45 years, 21 of them at the Western High School in Baltimore. Her poetry, remarkable for?

Jackson, Helen (Fiske) Hunt

(Encyclopedia) Jackson, Helen (Fiske) Hunt, 1830?85, American writer whose pseudonym was H. H., b. Amherst, Mass. She was a lifelong friend of Emily Dickinson. In 1863, encouraged by T. W. Higginson?


(Encyclopedia) conceit, in literature, fanciful or unusual image in which apparently dissimilar things are shown to have a relationship. The Elizabethan poets were fond of Petrarchan conceits, which?

Aiken, Conrad

(Encyclopedia) Aiken, Conrad ?k?n, 1889?1973, American author, b. Savannah, Ga., grad. Harvard, 1912. Aiken is best known for his poetry, which often is preoccupied with the sound and structure of?

Harris, Julie

(Encyclopedia) Harris, Julie, 1925?2013, American actress, b. Grosse Point, Mich. Harris made her New York debut in It's a Gift (1945). Her versatility and power won her enormous critical?


(Encyclopedia) Amherst. 1 Town (2000 pop. 34,874), Hampshire co., central Mass., in a fertile farm area; inc. 1759. Named for Lord Jeffery Amherst, it is a college town. Emily Dickinson was born and?