Biography Emily Holmes Coleman

Emily Holmes Coleman

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  • Time Period1899 - 1974
  • Place
  • CountryUnited States

Poet Biography

Emily Coleman (1899-1974) was an American born writer, and a lifelong compulsive diary keeper. She also wrote a single novel, The Shutter of Snow (1930), published under the name Emily Holmes Coleman. This novel, about a woman who spends time in a mental hospital after the birth of her baby, was based on Coleman's own experience of spending time in an insane asylum after contracting puerperal fever and suffering a nervous breakdown.