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The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Great Poems, but Editing Makes Baby Jesus Cry

Emily Dickinson is awesome---plain and simple---and I think everyone deserves a great big tome of her poems. However, I wouldn't recommend this one. While all collections you pick up may be edited, this one is the worst of the litter. In fact, most of the dashes Dickins...
Emily Dickinson is awesome---plain and simple---and I think everyone deserves a great big tome of her poems. However, I wouldn't recommend this one. While all collections you pick up may be edited, this one is the worst of the litter. In fact, most of the dashes Dickinson is known for using so religously don't exist in this one, replaced by commas and semicolons and such. I've kept the rating high in honor of Dickinson, but I'd get a different edition if I were you.

posted by Anonymous on December 26, 2005

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8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

not faithful to Dickinson's poetry

this edition does not preserve Dickinson's unique use of punctuation and dashes. Truly a failure on the part of the editor.

posted by kglnyc on March 3, 2010

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