LEONORA SPEYER - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/11 - HFSID 268931
EARLY PULITZER PRIZE WINNING POET LEONORA SPEYER WRITES ABOUT EMILY DICKINSON, QUOTING HER LEONORA SPEYER. ALS: "Leonora Speyer", 2p, 7¼x7½ (front and verso). 60 Gramercy Park (New York City), no year May 11th. To Mrs. Stains.
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EARLY PULITZER PRIZE WINNING POET LEONORA SPEYER WRITES ABOUT EMILY DICKINSON, QUOTING HER
LEONORA SPEYER. ALS: "Leonora Speyer", 2p, 7¼x7½ (front and verso). 60 Gramercy Park (New York City), no year May 11th. To Mrs. Stains. In full: "I would not read that repellant nonsense-but what I heard about it was enough! Let us read her beautiful and lasting poems- Let us read Mme. Bianchi her neice (sic) whom I know well (in the introduction of her poems published after her death) or 'This was a Poet-Emily Dickinson', by George Frisbie Whicher." Postscript: "'Wait! Look! Her little book, The leaf at love turned back.'" This Was A Poet: A Critical Biography of Emily Dickinson was written by GEORGE FRISBIE WHICHER in 1938. EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886) was an American lyrical poet, and an obsessively private writer. Only seven of her over 1800 poems were published during her lifetime. Dickinson withdrew from social contact at the age of 23 and devoted herself in secret into writing. In the early decades of the twentieth century, Martha Dickinson Bianchi, the poet's niece (mentioned by Speyer), transcribed and published many of her aunt's poems. The postscript of Speyer's letter ("Wait! Look! Her little book, The leaf at love turned back") is from Emily Dickinson's poem, "Twas the old-road-through pain". Poet LEONORA SPEYER (1872-1956) won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for "Fiddler's Farewell". Folds. Fine condition.
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