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The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
0345472411
Sept 2004
Paperback
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Amazon.com
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Archibald MacLeish has noted the "curious energy" which pervades Emily Dickinson's work. She, along with Walt Whitman, helps make up the very foundation of American poetry. This Modern Library edition from Random House is an excellent overview of Dickinson's work, divided by theme, including "Life," "Nature," "Love," and so forth. This volume of selected poems is a must for any serious reader of American poetry. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
"No one can read these poems...without perceiving that he is not so much reading as being spoken to."
--Archibald MacLeish


From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Emily Dickinson
1593083270
November 2004
Hardcover
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Doubt
Jennifer Michael Hecht
0060097957
Sept 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Cited midway through this magisterial book by Hecht (The End of the Soul), the Zen maxim "Great Doubt: great awakening. Little Doubt: little awakening. No Doubt: no awakening" reveals that skepticism is the sine qua non of reflection, and discloses the centrality that doubt and disbelief have played in fueling intellectual discovery. Most scholarship focuses on the belief systems that have defined religious history while leaving doubters burnt along the wayside. Hecht's poetical prose beautifully dramatizes the struggle between belief and denial, in terms of historical currents and individual wrestlings with the angel. Doubt is revealed to be the subtle stirring that has precipitated many of the more widely remembered innovations in politics, religion and science, such as medieval Jewish philosopher Gersonides's...


The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Emily Dickinson
1593080506
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1830, Dickinson began life as an energetic, outgoing young woman who excelled as a student. However, in her mid-twenties she began to grow reclusive, and eventually she rarely descended from her room in her father’s house. She spent most of her time working on her poetry, largely without encouragement or real interest from her family and peers, and died at age fifty-five. Only a handful of her 1,775 poems had been published during her lifetime. When her poems finally appeared after her death, readers immediately recognized an artist whose immense depth and stylistic complexities would one day make her the most widely recognized female poet to write in the English language. Dickinson’s poetry is remarkable for its tightly controlled emotional and intellectual energy....


Emily Dickinson's Gardens
Marta McDowell
0071424091
Oct 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A beautifully illustrated gift book exploring the flowers and poems of the beloved "Belle of Amherst" A woman who found great solace in gardens, Emily Dickinson filled her poetry with references to her flowers. Now, in Emily Dickinson's Gardens , author Marta McDowell invites poetry and gardening lovers alike to explore the words and wildflowers of one of America's best-loved poets. Each chapter of this illustrated book follows a different season in the gardens, conservatories, and Amherst environs where the poet tended, collected, and drew inspiration from flowers. "Here is a brighter garden" where you will discover: Excerpts from Dickinson's poetry and letters Historical details about the poet's life, emphasizing her horticultural interests Plus: Instructions on how to create an Emily Dickinson garden of...


Sexual Personae
Camille Paglia
0679735798
Aug 1991
Paperback
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Book Description
From ancient Egypt through the nineteenth century, Sexual Personae explores the provocative connections between art and pagan ritual; between Emily Dickinson and the Marquis de Sade; between Lord Byron and Elvis Presley. It ultimately challenges the cultural assumptions of both conservatives and traditional liberals. 47 photographs.

From the Publisher
"A remarkable book, at once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant....One must be awed by [Paglia's] vast energy, erudition and wit"--Washington Post Book World

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Emily
Michael Bedard
0440417406
January 1992
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This fictionalized encounter between Emily Dickinson and a young neighbor is, like a Dickinson sonnet, a quiet gem: unassuming upon first glance, it is in fact deeply lustrous, with new facets becoming apparent the longer one looks. The narrator and protagonist is a child who has just moved into the house across the street from "the Myth." She accompanies her mother to Emily's house one day, where she makes her a gift of lily bulbs and receives a poem in return. Bedard's unnamed narrator speaks with the piercing clarity and insight particular to sensitive children. As she contemplates her fear of meeting the reclusive poet, she realizes that "perhaps the lady in the yellow house is also afraid"; she intuitively responds to the hidden life mysteriously contained in the dull, dead bulbs; and she makes a simple but...


Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
0753816598
Mar 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Much madness is divinest sense--
To a discerning Eye--
Much Sense--that starkest Madness
--From 'Tis the Majority


Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
1566190304
March 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
Emily Dickinson was a prolific writer and yet, with the exception of four poems in a limited regional volume, her poems were never published during her lifetime. It was indeed fortunate that her sister discovered the poems—all loosely bound in bundles—shortly after Dickinson died.
Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson is the complete collection of the first three volumes of poetry published posthumously in 1890, 1891, and 1896 by editors Mary Loomis Todd and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. The volumes were all received with high acclaim and contain some of her best-known poems. It was in the twentieth century, however, that Dickinson was finally recognized as one of the great poets and, without dispute, the most popular.
The name Emily Dickinson is a legend now, but she never had the opportunity...


The Gardens of Emily Dickinson
Judith Farr
0674012933
Apr 2004
Hardcover
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Madeleine Minson, Times Higher Education Supplement, July 16, 2004
As Farr shows, Dickinson's gardening and writing were intertwined enterprises, which both required a great deal of care.

Book Description

In this first substantial study of Emily Dickinson's devotion to flowers and gardening, Judith Farr seeks to join both poet and gardener in one creative personality. She casts new light on Dickinson's temperament, her aesthetic sensibility, and her vision of the relationship between art and nature, revealing that the successful gardener's intimate understanding of horticulture helped shape the poet's choice of metaphors for every experience: love and hate, wickedness and virtue, death and immortality.

Gardening, Farr demonstrates, was Dickinson's other vocation, more public than the...



Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
0806906359
December 1994
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The Poetry for Young People series attempts to straddle the school and trade markets with these two volumes about America's best-known New England poets, but the results are uneven. Frost is superb, the poems introduced in a tone that is informative but not pedantic. Robert Frost's best work is organized into seasonal categories; an italicized gloss for each poem unobtrusively explains references and highlights themes. Sorensen's sketchy watercolors ground each poem in Frost's world of pastures, rose pogonias and yellow woods. Bolin's biographical interpretation of Emily Dickinson, on the other hand, is both coy and condescending. The reader is told, for example, that "Emily may have seemed to some like a real 'nobody' [but] inside she knew she was somebody special." Chung's illustrations combine Holly...


Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
0679429077
Nov 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Dickinson contains poems from The Poet's Art, The Works of Love, and Death and Resurrection, as well as an index of first lines.

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The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Dickinson contains poems from The Poet's Art, The Works of Love, and Death and Resurrection, as well as an index of first lines.


Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson, Vol. 3
Emily Dickinson
0641706448

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Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
0316184136
January 1976
Paperback
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Book Review
Emily Dickinson proved that brevity can be beautiful. Only now is her complete oeuvre--all 1,775 poems--available in its original form, uncorrupted by editorial revision, in one volume. Thomas H. Johnson, a longtime Dickinson scholar, arranged the poems in chronological order as far as could be ascertained (the dates for more than 100 are unknown). This organization allows a wide-angle view of Dickinson's poetic development, from the sometimes-clunky rhyme schemes of her juvenilia, including valentines she wrote in the early 1850s, to the gloomy, hell-obsessed writings from her last years. Quite a difference from requisite Dickinson entries in literary anthologies: "There's a certain Slant of light," "Wild Nights--Wild Nights!" and "I taste a liquor never brewed."

The book was compiled from...



The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
0679783350
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Amazon.com
The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Archibald MacLeish has noted the "curious energy" which pervades Emily Dickinson's work. She, along with Walt Whitman, helps make up the very foundation of American poetry. This Modern Library edition from Random House is an excellent overview of Dickinson's work, divided by theme, including "Life," "Nature," "Love," and so forth. This volume of selected poems is a must for any serious reader of American poetry. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Review
"No one can read these poems...without perceiving that he is not so much reading as being spoken to."
--Archibald MacLeish

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My Wars Are Laid Away in Books
Alfred Habegger
0812966015
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
In an excellent literary biography that matches the standard set by his earlier book, The Father: A Life of Henry James, Sr., Alfred Habegger brings a modern perspective to bear on the life and art of the great American poet Emily Dickinson (1830-86) while respecting and lucidly conveying her own distinctively 19th-century views. Like the groundbreaking 1970s feminist reassessments of Dickinson, this text avoids portraying her as a quaint, ladylike homebody (the stereotypical "Belle of Amherst"), and instead stresses her powerful personality and the strategies she employed to transcend the limits placed on her by Victorian society and a domineering father. Even though as an unmarried woman she was expected to stay close to home, Dickinson opted for a life of seclusion, thereby avoiding the social...


The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition
Emily Dickinson
0674676246
September 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description

Emily Dickinson, poet of the interior life, imagined words/swords, hurling barbed syllables/piercing. Nothing about her adult appearance or habitation revealed such a militant soul. Only poems, written quietly in a room of her own, often hand-stitched in small volumes, then hidden in a drawer, revealed her true self. She did not live in time but in universals--an acute, sensitive nature reaching out boldly from self-referral to a wider, imagined world. Dickinson died without fame; only a few poems were published in her lifetime. Her legacy was later rescued from her desk--an astonishing body of work, much of which has since appeared in piecemeal editions, sometimes with words altered by editors or publishers according to the fashion of the day. Now Ralph Franklin, the foremost scholar of Dickinson's...



Poems of the American Spirit
David Stanford Burr (Editor)
0760733120
October 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Since the earliest days of America's history, poets have sought to express what it means to belong to a nation dedicated to liberty and democracy. From the lyricism of Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing" and the muscular rhythms of Carl Sandburg's "Chicago" to the memorable stanzas of "Casey at the Bat" and the rousing celebration of Wood Guthrie's "This Land is Your Land," Poems of the American Spirit presents the rich variety of the American experience and includes some of the greatest poetic works of Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfelow, Herman Melville, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, and many others....


Selected Poems & Letters of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
038509423X
Aug 1959
Paperback
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Book Description
This Anchor edition includes both poems and letters, as well as the only contemporary description of Emily Dickinson, and is designed for readers who want the best poems and most interesting letters in convenient form. An excellent introduction to the work of a poet whose originality of thought remains unsurpassed in American poetry.

From the Publisher
This Anchor edition includes both poems and letters, as well as the only contemporary description of Emily Dickinson, and is designed for readers who want the best poems and most interesting letters in convenient form. An excellent introduction to the work of a poet whose originality of thought remains unsurpassed in American poetry.

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