The Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Poems of Emily Dickinson

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by Emily Dickinson
     
 

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Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson's writing,

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Although Dickinson was a prolific private poet, fewer than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime. The work that was published during her lifetime was usually altered significantly by the publishers to fit the conventional poetic rules of the time. Although most of her acquaintances were probably aware of Dickinson's writing, it was not until after her death in 1886-when Lavinia, Emily's younger sister, discovered her cache of poems-that the breadth of Dickinson's work became apparent.

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Vivian Pollak
...Franklin...now offers us a new text — one that builds on [Thomas H.]Johnson's project while accommodating some of the criticisms of the intervening years....thanks to Franklin, our speculations about the real Emily Dickinson will be grounded in more finely calibrated texts. I will, however, miss the simplicity of an earlier time, when a more biographically accessible Dickinson spoke to me...
Women's Review of Books
Vivian Pollak
...Franklin...now offers us a new text -- one that builds on [Thomas H.]Johnson's project while accommodating some of the criticisms of the intervening years....thanks to Franklin, our speculations about the real Emily Dickinson will be grounded in more finely calibrated texts. I will, however, miss the simplicity of an earlier time, when a more biographically accessible Dickinson spoke to me... -- The Women's Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617206993
Publisher:
Wilder Publications
Publication date:
03/22/2012
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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R. W. Franklin was Director of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. He is the recipient of the Emily Dickinson International Society's Award for Outstanding Contribution.

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