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Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson, Volume I
     

Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson, Volume I

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by Emily Dickinson
 
Emily Dickinson was born into a prominent New England family. Sociable as a child, she grew increasingly withdrawn, and in later years became known as a recluse. Though her poems often accompanied gifts to family and close friends, only seven of her poems were published during her lifetime. With spare concise language, Ms. Dickinson conveyed her deepest feelings

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Emily Dickinson was born into a prominent New England family. Sociable as a child, she grew increasingly withdrawn, and in later years became known as a recluse. Though her poems often accompanied gifts to family and close friends, only seven of her poems were published during her lifetime. With spare concise language, Ms. Dickinson conveyed her deepest feelings and thought, in 1,775 poems published mostly in 1890. A look inside a dark and ruminating mind.

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Library Journal
If there were ever a poet whose work begged to be heard, it would be Dickinson. Depending upon the reader, rhymes and metrics can be emphasized or glossed over, giving words more freedom than they have on the page. The numerous voices reading here (including Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone, and Melissa Manchester) stress the varied emotions that exist or can be read into Dickinson's work: from anger to complacency to the supersweet voice one uses for nursery rhymes. One hundred poems, no matter how short they are, give listeners a substantial entrance into the work of any poet (though Dickinson is now credited with authoring more than 1700 poems). The editors have reached beyond the much-anthologized pieces and even those usually included in "selected" volumes, presenting a sampling that displays the wide range of Dickinson's concerns and insights. Background music seems an overstatement at times, but it serves to smooth over the gaps among the different voices. Recommended for most public libraries. Rochelle Ratner, formerly with "Soho Weekly News," New York Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433207020
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 CDs, 2 hours
Pages:
2
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson, Volume I 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The content of this CD, what there is of it, is excellent and read by good narrators, but it is falsely advertised as two CDs that are two hours long. It is really only 1 CD and 1/2 hour long. I understand it is abridged, but I would expect the abridged length to be advertised not the full length.