Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Modern Library) / Edition 1

Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Modern Library) / Edition 1

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by Emily Dickinson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0345472411

ISBN-13: 2900345472419

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

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as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886.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

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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as a recluse in Amherst, Massachusetts, dedicating herself to writing a "letter to the world"--the 1,775 poems left unpublished at her death in 1886.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."

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ISBN-13:
2900345472419
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Modern Library Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320

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Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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I was looking for a book for school, more specifically a certain poem. I think this site would be much more useful if there was some way to link to a list of the poems in the book, it might help customers figure out a little better what they are looking for.
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Emily Dickinson¿s poems can be long and boring or so interesting that you just can not put that huge book of poems down. It is all in what type of reader you are and what poems you read of hers. Considering there are thousands of her poems throughout many different books, it¿s impossible to read them all. The book I read (which I felt had a very diverse variety of poems) was ¿The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson¿; this book I feel had everything you are looking for. For the common reader or the deep poetry person this book contains something for everyone¿s taste buds. It also contains different chapters on different topics such as: life, nature, love, and time and eternity. To anyone who would love to sit down and read a few good poems before going to bed, this book is for you. Dickinson can express herself in many different ways, taking you on a new roller coaster every time. The different topics expressed in this book all have their different ways of being written and no matter how short or long, the writing is just better and better. I found that the first few poems in the book started off slow. I found the first few poems slow because they were all pretty long and very hard for me to comprehend. After that they all flowed nicely together and they got better every time. They were better because they flowed nicely together and were shorter and easier to read one after another. Overall this book was very good. I gave this book four stars for all the reasons mentioned above and because i enjoyed reading it.