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The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Series First Through Third)

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Series First Through Third)

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Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), the reclusive and intensely private poet saw only a few of her poems (she wrote well over a thousand) published during her life. After discovering a trove of manuscripts left in a wooden box, Dickinson's sister Lavinia fortunately chose to disobey Emily's wishes for her work to be burned after death. With the help of Amherst professors,

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Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), the reclusive and intensely private poet saw only a few of her poems (she wrote well over a thousand) published during her life. After discovering a trove of manuscripts left in a wooden box, Dickinson's sister Lavinia fortunately chose to disobey Emily's wishes for her work to be burned after death. With the help of Amherst professors, Lavinia brought her sister's gifted verse into print. It is here, in "The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson", that we witness her singular poetic depth and range of style. Collected are the first three series of her posthumous publishing career coming out respectively in 1890, 1891, and 1896. The myth that surrounds Dickinson's life is enhanced by the ethereal quality of her poetry. With the coming of New Criticism in the 1930's and 40's, Dickinson experienced unprecedented posthumous acclaim, solidifying her place in American letters. Dickinson's idiom is as varied as her meter, and her unconventional use of punctuation, metaphor, and image make her an innovator of the lyric akin to many of the early modernists. These poems examine love, death, and nature with an effortless yet complex tone and voice. Now one of the most read and admired American poets, Dickinson's poetry continues to resonate with readers.

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ISBN-13:
9781420945218
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 362 reviews.
kglnyc More than 1 year ago
this edition does not preserve Dickinson's unique use of punctuation and dashes. Truly a failure on the part of the editor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
BenMI More than 1 year ago
Dickinson's use of dashes is one of her trademarks, and in an attempt to make the text more visually appealing (one has to imagine), the idiosyncrasies of Dickinson are lost. Don't give up on the poet - give up on this edition (spend the extra ten bucks and buy a definitive edition!).
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you picture Emily Dickinson you not may think of a younger woman who sat at a desk with a feather pen. You may think of her as a social woman who held parties and spent hours outside writing her personal thoughts on the life she encountered. But, in truth, Emily Dickinson was a young woman who spent hours inside one house in one room most of her life. You wouldn't expect the depth of the writing in this collection of poems, especially coming from a woman who had this lifestyle. Dickinson's writing style seems to be depressing, but the more you think about them, they can be quite soothing and uplifting. If you pick this book up, you must be in the mood to really concentrate, because these poems can be difficult to understand. These poems were written in the 1800's, so it might help to be familiar with this writing. However, this book provides a taste for different language than that of today. These poems also provide relief and escapefrom your life, helping you to uncover a deeper way of thinking, and access to someone else's thoughts. These poems are wonderful, and I highly reccomend them to teens and adults of all ages!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I happen to disagree from the first comment made. I found these poems filled with beauty that was ever most well written. Sure some were depressing but thats the beauty of it. It gives you a new perspective of how to go through life. It blissfully tells you hidden advice as well as helps you think ever so clearly. I fell in love with every word written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really am not a fan of poetry. I enjoyed this collection though. I find Dickinson's poems to be about as exciting as poetry has gotten for me. The fact that the structure of her writings is so unconventional makes them even more endearing. I found it hard to understand the meaning of many of the poems though. My attention span for poetry is short so take my review with a grain of salt.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emily Dickinson is an amazing poet in my point of view. I just started getting really into her work when I started reading this book. At first i had seen a poem of hers that was in my social studies book and I loved it. That poem inspired me to start writing poems on my own time. One day I hope my poems will be as good as Emily Dickinson's!
Orla More than 1 year ago
I read this book every now and then when I wanted to delve into some wonderful poetry, and I will tell you I was not disappointed. While I must admit that sometimes I didn't fully understand the whole meaning of some of Emily's poems; I always understood the heart behind them. I recommend this to any poetry lover or someone who wants to broaden their literary tastes.
Woolley_Bear More than 1 year ago
This is a great collection of the poems of perhaps one of America's premier poets. Every emotion is explored here. You'll laugh and cry and nod your head saying, "Ah yes, how true, how true". A comforting book to peruse on a quiet evening.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Emily Dickinson was the greatest writer of her century. Yet still her poetry transcends the ages and still are in todays fame driven society.
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ShuGunGao More than 1 year ago
Emily Dickinson is very pleasing to read. This book is a nice collection. Reading Emily Dickenson out loud to my family is a good way to spend the night.
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The poems were very nice.
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