‘Norway of the year’

  The house, now a museum, in Amherst, Mass., where Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), the celebrated poet, lived most of her life. The town is famous for her and for hosting the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College, a member of the “Little Ivy League,’’ along with Williams and Bowdoin colleges and Wesleyan University.

The house, now a museum, in Amherst, Mass., where Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), the celebrated poet, lived most of her life. The town is famous for her and for hosting the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College, a member of the “Little Ivy League,’’ along with Williams and Bowdoin colleges and Wesleyan University.

“It is also November. The noons are more laconic and the sunsets sterner, and Gibraltar lights make the village foreign. November always seemed to me the Norway of the year. ---- is still with the sister who put her child in an ice nest last Monday forenoon. The redoubtable God! I notice where Death has been introduced, he frequently calls, making it desirable to forestall his advances.” 


― Emily Dickinson,  in a letter