Posts Tagged ‘Emuly Dickinson’
In 1933, in a review of Emily Dickinson’s letters, Marianne Moore wrote:
As Mr. Trueblood has noted, “What she said seems always said with the choicest originality.” Whittier, Bryant, and Thoreau were choice; and to some extent Emerson. Hawthorne was a bear but great. All of these except Whittier seem less choice than their neighbor — “Myself the only kangaroo among the beauty” she called herself, not realizing the pinnacle of favor to which her words of dejection were to be raised.
OK, wait a second. Moore preferred Whittier? To all of the others? Choice indeed.