ABSTRACT: This research paper concentrates on the mystery of ED reluctance to publish her poems in her life time. Among the various explanations to this center of interests, the paper takes up the new view as the thesis that Dickinson who was in fact well aware of her worth, deliberately chose to withhold her poems from the world until they could be valued as unique artistic creations, even if this meant postponing fame until after her death .
Key word: KEY WORDS: Reluctance, Sorrow, Publish, Poetry.
At her death in 1886,Emily Dickinson left behind over 1700 poems, of which only 7 were published anonymously while she was alive .certainly then, the woman York Winters called: one of the greatest lyric poets of all time"<40>was all but unknown as a poet during her lifetime. For many years after her pomes first appeared in 1890, her reluctance to publish was attributed to a supposed unconcern for worldly matters, including literary fame. Literary critics, serious biographers, and writers of fictionalized accounts of her life created an image of Emily Dickinson as a timid, reclusive, mystical thinker, who was too absorbed in personal sorrows and ecstasies to be concerned with literary recognition. And this image persists, to a great extent, in the public mind today. Sine the late 1950s, however, a new view of the poet has been emerging. This view, based on close studies of Dickinson's life, letters, and poetry, reveals an artist well aware of her worth, which deliberately chose to withhold her poems from the world until they could be valued as unique artistic creations even if this meant postponing fame until her death.
Beginning in her mild-twenties, Emily Dickinson gradually retreated from the many stimulating personal relationships that had filled her early life. By her late thirties, her retirement was complete; she passed the rest of her days living with her parents and her younger sister, who managed the household.