Emily Dickinson Scholar Aife Murray

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 7:00pm
Carmichael's Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Avenue
40206 Louisville

On Wednesday, October 20th at 7 PM, we host Emily Dickinson scholar, Aife Murray, for a discussion of her unique look at Emily Dickinson's work and influences. Murray's meticulously researched book, Maid as Muse: How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson's Life and Language, looks at the influence that the servants in the Dickinson household had on the poet's artistry, cultural views and relationships with other people. This startlingly original book transports the reader into the poet's home for an upstairs, downstairs look at how her multicultural staff shaped her worldview and how her maid, Margaret Maher, saved an opus from planned destruction.

Maid as Muse: How Servants Changed Emily Dickinson's Life and Language (Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781584656746
Availability: The book is not currently in stock at our stores. Please call us for price and availability.
Published: University of New Hampshire Press - November 1st, 2009

In Maid as Muse, A fe Murray explodes the myth of the isolated genius and presents an intimate, densely realized story of joined lives between Emily Dickinson and her domestic servants.