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The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition

by Emily Dickinson

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This is hard to rate. There were a lot of poems in here that I liked, there were a lot that I was indifferent towards. Is Emily Dickinson a good poet? Yes. Is she a favourite of mine? Not yet. I think once I read more about her life that these poems will become much more interesting to me. ( )
  EarlGreyBooks | Aug 2, 2017 |
The collected poems of the reclusive Massachusetts poet. A hefty volume designed to be read. ( )
  Fledgist | Oct 1, 2009 |
A Zero at the bone. ( )
  wordlikeabell | Dec 8, 2008 |
They say that this is now the definitive text. Maybe. Lupita, the house parrot, enjoys hearing I heard a Fly Buzz When I Died sung to the tune of The Yellow Rose of Texas, definitive or not, the more off key the better. ( )
  DLPatterson | Jun 14, 2006 |
Edited by Franklin, returning poems to as-close-to-original as possible. Through research (incl. analysing Emily's handwriting over the years), he tried to assess the specific years the poems were written. ( )
  acommonreader | Apr 5, 2006 |
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Dickinson, Emilyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bianchi, Martha DickinsonEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Franklin, R. W.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hampson, Alfred LeeteEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Johnson, Thomas H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0674018249, Paperback)

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 manuscripts, has prepared an authoritative one-volume edition of all extant poems by Emily Dickinson--1,789 poems in all, the largest number ever assembled. This reading edition derives from his three-volume work, The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition (1998), which contains approximately 2,500 sources for the poems. In this one-volume edition, Franklin offers a single reading of each poem--usually the latest version of the entire poem--rendered with Dickinson's spelling, punctuation, and capitalization intact. The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Reading Edition is a milestone in American literary scholarship and an indispensable addition to the personal library of poetry lovers everywhere.

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"Ralph Franklin, the foremost scholar of Dickinson's manuscripts, has prepared an authoritative one-volume edition of all extant poems of Emily Dickinson - 1,789 poems in all, the largest number ever assembled. This reading edition derives from his three-volume work, The Poems of Emily Dickinson: Variorum Edition (1998), which contains approximately 2,500 sources for the poems. In this one-volume edition, Franklin offers a single reading of each poem - usually the latest version of the entire poem - rendered with Dickinson's spelling, punctuation and capitalization intact."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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