Legault is not Emily Dickinson's "humble translator" but rather an egocentric amateur.
I'm just fine with being damned as a "person with no humor" by the book's apologists, because it simply is not funny.
Legault's quips made me laugh, and at the same time made me interested in re-reading Dickinson's poems.
I am a great fan of Emily Dickinson's timeless poetry, which is the reason why my daughter sent me this volume. What a poorly written tome! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Elizabeth O'Donnell
I browsed this in the rand mcnally bookstore in soho-- could not find the actual poems. Do you need a whole nother book to read this book? Read morePublished 21 months ago by greimalkin
I really enjoyed reading this along side of Dickinson's poems...anyone who enjoys her poems will enjoy this book...just a fun read.Published 22 months ago by Kathryn E. Brunner
Occasional misfires in the extreme, when Legault's aim is to "interpret" Emily Dickinson's poems. But, I'm glad I bought this book. Yay! Read morePublished 23 months ago by Lois P. Kackley
I'm somewhat of an Emily Dickinson completest. I just wrote a fictionalized book about her, and in the process of researching her life, I purchased every book about Emily I could... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by Eric Nixon
Let me preface this by saying that I can't imagine the author didn't go into this with his eyes open, prepared for the knee-jerk distaste/rage the book would and will inevitably... Read morePublished on August 29, 2012 by Reader in Virginia
Oh, did she not write them correctly the first time?
It has been a few years since Legault's last collection. He still has nothing to say.
Do you like Emily Dickinson? Do you like funny things? Then this book is for you. Legault's quips made me laugh, and at the same time made me interested in re-reading... Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by Michael Smith