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Nov 14, 2000
| ISBN 9780679783350
Aug 22, 2012
| ISBN 9780307823786
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Nov 14, 2000 | ISBN 9780679783350
Aug 22, 2012 | ISBN 9780307823786
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as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"–the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886.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."
Virtually unknown as a poet in her lifetime, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) is now recognized as one of the most unaccountably strange and marvelous of the world’s great writers. Unique in their form, their psychic urgency, and their uncanny, crystalline power,… More about Emily Dickinson
"No one can read these poems…without perceiving that he is not so much reading as being spoken to."–Archibald MacLeish
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