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The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson - Emily Dickinson, Billy Collins, Conrad Aiken
The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
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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as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886.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... show more
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as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886.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."From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780345472410 (0345472411)
Publisher: Modern Library
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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1.5 Emily Dickinson's Selcted Poems
Every now and again I read something that is critically acclaimed and I am left absolutely cold by it. I know a lot of people love Dickinson and I know that she was a large influence on Plath who's poetry I really enjoy, but this did nothing for me. Dickinson was a hermit, but why she was so reluc...
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"There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away, Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry – This Traverse may the poorest take Without oppress of Toll – How frugal is the Chariot That bears a Human soul."Dickinson's beautiful poetry is so soft, fragile and gentle that t...
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