The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

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Little, Brown, 1960 - Poetry - 770 pages
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While it is today universally acknowledged that Dickinson was a poet of the highest order, the startling originality of her poems doomed her work to obscurity in her own lifetime. Early posthumous publication efforts -- including the 1924 Complete Poems edited by the poet's niece and published by Little, Brown -- did not fully and fairly represent Dickinson's bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, or the range of her intellectual and emotional explorations. Not until the publication of Harvard University Press's 1955 The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, comprising three hardcover volumes edited by Thomas H. Johnson, were readers able to understand and appreciate Dickinson's entire oeuvre.

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Not so keen on her poetry, I prefer her writing. - Goodreads
Not the best introduction to her. - Goodreads
There's always some new insight to glean. - Goodreads
Master poems of concision, insight and memory. - Goodreads
I enjoy her puns and satire, she makes me smile. - Goodreads
Became master of it due to my final research of thesis - Goodreads

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The poems from our favorite hermit genius are all here...what else can I say? Read full review

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Great classic collection of poems to read and re-read. Enjoy!!The Emily Dickinson Reader: An English-to-English Translation of Emily Dickinson's Complete Poems Read full review

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About the author (1960)

Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830. Although one of America's most acclaimed poets, the bulk of her work was not published until well after her death on May 15, 1886. The few poems published in her lifetime were not received with any great fanfare. After her death, Dickinson's sister Lavinia found over 1,700 poems Emily had written and stashed away in a drawer-the accumulation of a life's obsession with words. Critics have agreed that Dickinson's poetry was well ahead of its time. Today she is considered one of the best poets of the English language. Except for a year spent at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in South Hadley, Dickinson spent her entire life in the family home in Amherst, Massachusetts. She never married and began to withdraw from society, eventually becoming a recluse. Dickinson's poetry engages the reader and requires his or her participation. Full of highly charged metaphors, her free verse and choice of words are best understood when read aloud. Dickinson's punctuation and capitalization, not orthodox by Victorian standards and called "spasmodic" by her critics, give greater emphasis to her meanings

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