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Emily Dickinson : Selected Poems [Dover Thrift Edition]

by Emily Dickinson

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A fine collection of poems. Going into this, I wasn't entirely sold on Emily Dickinson but there are a lot of good lines and pieces in here. The stanzas are fractionary but manage to get their message across for the most part, though the style did mean a fair few passed me by. I also have a soft spot for those stubborn artists who are reluctant to go public with their work, and Dickinson is one of these ("Publication – is the Auction/Of the Mind of Man" starts one poem on page 68, ending with "But reduce no Human Spirit/To Disgrace of Price"), even if I could do without all the unnecessary (and of its time) capitalization. Nevertheless, a pleasant surprise. ( )
  MikeFutcher | Nov 6, 2016 |
This book contains selected poems written by Emily Dickinson. Over 100 best-known, best-loved poems by one of America's foremost poets, reprinted from authoritative early editions. The Snake, Hope, The Chariot, and many more, display unflinching honesty, psychological penetration, and technical adventurousness that have delighted and impressed generations of poetry lovers. No comparable edition at this price. Index of first lines.
  BlessedHopeAcademy | Jul 27, 2013 |
I remember some of the poems from high school and college, but others were new to me. Nice collection. ( )
  dukefan86 | May 29, 2013 |
This is not really the edition you want.: I don't doubt that it's possible to enjoy Emily Dickinson's poems in editions like this. But you should be aware that you are not really reading what she wrote. You are reading what earlier editors _wish_ she had written - a sort of 'tidied-up' and regularized version, a badly-tampered-with-text of a genius by those who weren't. In a way, the situation is a bit like the one that prevails with regard to food. Would you rather eat natural food or genetically modified food? Maybe the modified food doesn't taste any different, but it might be doing harmful things to us that the author of real food never intended. So why take a risk when we can have the real thing ? There are two major editors who can be relied on for accurate texts of ED's poems. These are Dickinson scholars R. W. Franklin and Thomas H. Johnson. Both produced large Variorum editions for scholars, along with reader's editions of the Complete Poems for the ordinary reader. Details of their respective reader's editions are as follows. THE POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON : Reading Edition. Edited by R. W. Franklin. 692 pp. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1999. ISBN 0-674-67624-6 (hbk.) THE COMPLETE POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON. Edited by Thomas H. Johnson. 784 pp. Boston : Little, Brown, 1960 and Reissued. ISBN: 0316184136 (pbk.) For those who don't feel up to tackling the Complete Poems, there is Johnson's abridgement of his Reader's edition, an excellent selection of what he feels were her best poems: FINAL HARVEST : Emily Dickinson's Poems. Edited by Thomas H. Johnson. 352 pages. New York : Little Brown & Co, 1997. ISBN: 0316184152 (paperbound). Friends, do yourself a favor and get Johnson's edition. Why accept a watered-down version when you can have the real thing?
1 vote | iayork | Aug 9, 2009 |
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) left more than 1700 poems still extant, although very few were published during her lifetime. In this volume, a reprint of 109 poems selected from the three posthumous anthologies edited by Mabel Loomis tod and T.W. Higginson.
  keylawk | Nov 1, 2007 |
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Over 100 best-known, best-loved poems by one of America's foremost poets, reprinted from authoritative early editions. "The Snake," "Hope," "The Chariot," many more, display unflinching honesty, psychological penetration, and technical adventurousness that have delighted and impressed generations of poetry lovers. Includes 3 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

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