Wild Nights! Wild Nights! the Story of Emily Dickinson's Master, Neighbor and Friend and Bridegroom

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Daniela Gioseffi is an American Book Award winning author of fourteen books. She's been a worldwide speaker on campuses, at book fairs, on NPR, BBC, and on The Poet and the Poem, Library of Congress' Radio Show of The National Endowment for the Arts. This book, based on her non-fiction Afterword, includes newly discovered, startling research and theory published in The Emily Dickinson Journal, Vol. X1.2. She is listed with the Dickinson Scholar's Registry, has received the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime ...
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Overview

Daniela Gioseffi is an American Book Award winning author of fourteen books. She's been a worldwide speaker on campuses, at book fairs, on NPR, BBC, and on The Poet and the Poem, Library of Congress' Radio Show of The National Endowment for the Arts. This book, based on her non-fiction Afterword, includes newly discovered, startling research and theory published in The Emily Dickinson Journal, Vol. X1.2. She is listed with the Dickinson Scholar's Registry, has received the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in poetry, two New York State Council for the Arts grants in poetry, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.

"Gioseffi's writing is appealing... Engaging, filled with energy.... irresistible.

Larry McMurty, The Washington Post. Pulitzer Prize: Terms of Endearment

"Gioseffi's work overflows with poetic vision."

Nona Balakian, former staff reviewer, The New York Times

"... a gifted writer.... A stunning essay [afterword]. It should be a book."

Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award winning poet

"Whatever Daniela does, she does well. Among other things, I'd put my life in her hands.... Dickinson is lucky Daniela took hers in her hands."

Grace Paley, Former Poet Laureate of VT. NY State Fiction Award

"Startlingly fresh. Animated. Voluptuous. Gioseffi's writing is mythopoeic."

Mary Pradt, Library Journal

"Gioseffi's writing is imaginatively rich, startling, intelligent, with a wide range of reading behind it, and relevant to the most profound issues of our times."

John Logan, Former poetry editor: The Nation

"I like the way your essay richly evokes the life and times of Dickinson."

Robert Hass, Former Poet Laureate USA

"The essay [afterword] on Dickinson is fascinating and convincing...."

Alice Quinn, Director: Poetry Society of America

"Daniela's is an adamant poet's world where the poem is the source of all good."

Bob Holman, PBS: The United States of Poetry, and Bowery Poetry Club, NY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935514442
  • Publisher: Plain View Press
  • Publication date: 2/23/2010
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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  • Posted March 2, 2010

    A Fascinating Book

    This is a fascinating read, a page-turning story of the real Emily Dickinson. It was so interesting to learn the details of her 19th century life, peppered with her own words and letters. The mystery of the Master Figure solved at last and dramatized. Plus there's a carefully documented afterword that gives plausibility to the drama of the novel, a non-fiction afterword with an excellent bibliography. This is a gem of a book. A good read. I highly recommend it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2010

    THE REAL EMILY DICKINSON DISCOVERED AT LAST: Not The Recluse of Myths Surrounding Her

    This is an amazing book, full of new information on Emily Dickinson, our most iconic American poet read worldwide. This novel based on its scholarly non-fiction afterword is dramatic and a compelling read, especially for Dickinson fans, but for anyone who likes a good story. It changes the concept we have from yesteryear concerning Dickinson's poetry and life and solves the greatest mystery in American literature, who the "Master Figure" of the poet's poems and letters really was, someone all together different than previously proposed and the most plausible "Master Figure" of all. The afterword gives the research upon which the drama of the biographical and richly historical novel is based. A pleasurable and accessible book. Here's what others are saying, others who know:

    "Gioseffi's writing is appealing... Engaging, filled with energy.... irresistible.
    Larry McMurty, The Washington Post. Pulitzer Prize: Terms of Endearment

    "Gioseffi's work overflows with poetic vision. Nothing is ever pretentious.for effect."
    Nona Balakian, former staff reviewer, The New York Times.

    "... a gifted and graceful writer.. A stunning essay [Afterword]. It should be a book."
    Galway Kinnell, Pulitzer Prize & National Book Award winning poet

    "Whatever Daniela does, she does well. Among other things, I'd put my life in her hands..
    Dickinson is lucky Daniela took hers in her hands."
    Grace Paley, Former Poet Laureate of VT. NY State Fiction Award.

    "Startlingly fresh. Animated. Voluptuous. Gioseffi's writing is Mythopoeic."
    Mary Pradt, Library Journal

    "Gioseffi's writing is imaginatively rich, startling, intelligent, with a wide range of reading
    behind it, and relevant to the most profound issues of our times.
    John Logan, Former poetry editor: The Nation

    "I like the way you're essay richly evoks the life and times of Dickinson."
    Robert Hass, Former Poet Laureate USA

    "The essay (afterword) on Dickinson is fascinating and convincing.."
    Alice Quinn. Director: Poetry Society of America.

    "Daniela's is an uncompromising poet's world in which the poem is the source of all good."
    Bob Holman, PBS: The United States of Poetry, and The Bowery Poetry Club, NY.

    Facts about the author are of interest to the reader, too: Daniela Gioseffi is an American Book Award winning author of fourteen books. She's been a speaker on campuses, at international book fairs, and on NPR and the BBC, as well as on The Poet and the Poem, Library of Congress Radio Show of The National Endowment for the Arts- reading her poetry and speaking of Wild Nights, Wild Nights!, her second novel. This book based on her non-fiction Afterword includes newly discovered, startling research and theory, published in The Emily Dickinson Journal, Vol. X1.2. She is listed with the Dickinson Scholar's Registry. Among many awards, she's received the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in poetry, two New York State Council for the Arts grants in poetry, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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