Quotation by Adrienne Rich

Narrowed-down by her early editors and anthologists, reduced to quaintness or spinsterish oddity by many of her commentators, sentimentalized, fallen-in-love with like some gnomic Garbo, still unread in the breadth and depth of her full range of work, she was, and is, a wonder to me when I try to imagine myself into that mind.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929), U.S. poet. repr. In On Lies, Secrets, and Silence (1980). "Vesuvius at Home: The Power of Emily Dickinson," Parnassus: Poetry in Review (New York, Fall-Winter 1976).

Of Emily Dickinson.
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