Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson

Book - 1993
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A selection of poems culled from the life's work of the enigmatic poet features Dickinson's visions of life, passion, death, and the beyond. Original.

McMillan Palgrave
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title--offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.

This edition of Emily Dickinson's Selected Poems includes an Index of First Lines as well as an Afterword and Biographical Note by Debra Fried of Cornell University.

Dressed always in white Emily isolates herself in her room, rarely straying from her Main Street home in Amherst, M.A. What is she doing?

She's changing the world.
She's shattering rules.
Smashing rules about poems, and words, and how to use them.

Challenging rules about woman can say and think. Destroying rules about how we can look at the universe, life, god and the mysteries of the night...

To hear the truth
sometimes you must be alone.
To tell your visions,
sometimes you must break rules.
Emily does.

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Background information accompanies more than a hundred of Dickinson's brief poems

Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty, 1993
ISBN: 9780812523386
Branch Call Number: 811.4 DIC
Characteristics: 79 p


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Apr 08, 2019

Emily Dickinson(1830-1866) is one of the most noteworthy American poets of the 19th century.
Her poems, some of which are complex, can still be enjoyed by many ages.

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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