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The Complete Poems Of Emily Dickinson Kindle Edition
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The book was compiled from Thomas H. Johnson's hard-to-find variorum from 1955. While some explanatory notes would have been helpful, it's a prodigious collection, showcasing Dickinson's intractable obsession with nature, including death. Poem 1732, which alludes to the deaths of her father and a onetime suitor, illustrates her talent:
My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,
So huge, so hopeless to conceive
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.
The musicality of her punctuation and the outright elegance of her style--akin to Christina Rossetti's hymns, although not nearly so religious--rescue the poems from their occasional abstruseness. The Complete Poems is especially refreshing because Dickinson didn't write for publication; only 11 of her verses appeared in magazines during her lifetime, and she had long-resigned herself to anonymity, or a "Barefoot-Rank," as she phrased it. This is the perfect volume for readers wishing to explore the works of one of America's first poets. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
Mr. Franklin is the recognized authority on Emily Dickinson's poetry and gives us 1,789 poems, the largest and most accurate collection of her verse...For all those who love Emily Dickinson's unique verse this is a treasure trove from which to choose. This is a publishing coup of the first order. (Contemporary Review 2000-10-01)
Not only is it the 'authoritative' and 'definitive' edition of her complete poems, it is a gorgeous volume printed by the Belknap Press, complete with a crimson ribbon bookmark...For those who like Emily Dickinson and who want all the poems as she wrote them, unmolested by well-meaning editors and thoughtless publishers, this is the book. In one volume you can hold the closest thing to the real Dickinson that anyone will ever get. (bn.com) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B08MLGSMP2
- Publisher : Delhi Open Books; 1st edition (November 2, 2020)
- Publication date : November 2, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1417 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 274 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #57,560 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Emily said she knew it was poetry when it felt as if the top of her head had been taken off. YES! A derangement of the senses emotionally and intellectually that leaves the reader changed and breathless.
MINE IS NO COWARD'S SOUL poem written by Emily Bronte was recited at Emily Dickenson's funeral. Emily was no artistic coward and heaven is a better place with her in it just like Emily says in her poem homage to Charlotte Bronte. A quiet passion is Emily Dickenson.
Although she wrote so long ago, Dickinson's work was originally heavily edited by friends and relations. So far as I can tell, those are the only versions that are in the public domain, the only versions you are likely to see for a buck or two on Kindle. The truly accurate version first published in 1955 by the Harvard University Press is still under copyright. Only the copyrighted versions are "uncorrupted by editorial revision," and the differences are not minor. At the time I write this, no Harvard University Press version seems to be offered for Kindle, and if it ever is, it will almost certainly cost a lot more than a few bucks.
These old public domain editions do show the poems the way they were seen for a long time. They're better than nothing. But if you want to see Dickinson's poems as they were actually written, you currently need to look up one of the post-1955 editions edited by Johnson or Franklin printed on paper.
Top reviews from other countries
Clean but style not appropriate for Emily Dickson
A bit amaturish in presentation. E.g. Where the poem is presented on the page. All the poems I like were there but not all her fits and dashes