Review of “I Often Passed the Village” (1858)
Emily Dickinson (writer).
Read in 2021.
An example of too much encrypted autobiography: The village is the local graveyard in Amherst, which Dickinson would literally pass “going home from school”. Here she romanticizes dying, addressing a fantasy to her sister-in-law Susan, whose name is encrypted with a nickname as “Dollie”.
References here: “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” (1862/1863).