The letter -- Before -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson: without a little crack somewhere -- Emily Dickinson: if I live, I will go to Amherst -- Emily Dickinson: write! Comrade, write! -- Thomas Wentworth Higginson: Liberty is aggressive -- During -- Nature is a haunted house -- Intensely human -- Agony is frugal -- No other way -- Her deathless syllable -- The realm of you -- Moments of preface -- Things that never can come back -- Monarch of dreams -- Pugilist and poet -- Rendezvous of light -- Beyond the dip of bell -- Poetry of the portfolio -- Me-come! My dazzled face -- Because I could not stop
The first book to portray one of the most remarkable friendships in American letters, that of Emily Dickinson--recluse, poet--and Thomas Wentworth Higginson, minister, literary figure, active abolitionist.