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Topic - Lyndall Gordon
Emily Dickinson dies halfway through Lyndall Gordon's mesmerizing "Lives Like Loaded Guns," but this is only right. The story that preoccupies Ms. Gordon, one of illicit love and intellectual property rights, gathers steam after the poet's death in 1886 and evolves over the next century.
In a chapter titled "Snarl in the Brain," Ms. Gordon writes that a good case can be made that Emily suffered from epilepsy.
But as Ms. Gordon adds, "Truth is bottomless and she herself almost invisible. After her death, letters were burnt according to her instructions and soon legend replaced living fact."