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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Honestly I didn't read all of these because WOAH but i read some of them. Great set for poetry lovers. Read full review

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Comprising 597 poems of the Belle of Amherst, whose life of the Imagination formed the transcendental bridge to modern American poetry. I read this on my iPhone. It was a free e-book. From her ... Read full review

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The editor, THOMAS H. JOHNSON is a distinguished Dickinson scholar. He edited the original 3-volume collection of her work (1955) and has written her biography.

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