The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

eBook - 2004
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Emily Dickinson lived as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886. Today, Dickinson stands in the front rank of American poets. This enthralling collection includes more than four hundred poems that were published between Dickinson's death and 1900. They express her concepts of life and death, of love and nature, and of what Henry James called "the landscape of the soul." And as Billy Collins suggests in his Introduction, "In the age of the workshop, the reading, the poetry conference and festival, Dickinson reminds us of the deeply private nature of literary art."
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2004
Edition: 2004 Modern Library mass market ed
ISBN: 9780307823786
0307823784
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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Jan 20, 2018

This is an excellent selection of 400 (out of 1,775) poems by Dickinson. NB: D's original capitalization and punctuation have been regularized for this Modern Library edition. If you'd rather read the (complete) poems as they appear in Dickinson's manuscripts, then I suggest borrowing either the Thomas Johnson or R. Franklin editions. I myself like Dickinson's eccentric and original transcriptions, but many do not. Try both!

leah_p Aug 29, 2011

LOVE Dickinson. She writes with seasoned spontaneity, capturing thoughts both minute and all-encompassing as if every spark of an idea never had a chance of evading her.

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