The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Book - 1960
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
1
This comprehensive and authoritative collection of all 1,775 poems by Emily Dickinson is an essential volume for all lovers of American literature.
Only eleven of Emily Dickinson's poems were published prior to her death in 1886; the startling originality of her work doomed it to obscurity in her lifetime. Early posthumous published collections -- some of them featuring liberally "edited" versions of the poems -- did not fully and accurately represent Dickinson's bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, and the range of her intellectual and emotional explorations. Not until the 1955 publication of The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson , a three-volume critical edition compiled by Thomas H. Johnson, were readers able for the first time to assess, understand, and appreciate the whole of Dickinson's extraordinary poetic genius.
This book, a distillation of the three-volume Complete Poems , brings together the original texts of all 1,775 poems that Emily Dickinson wrote.
"With its chronological arrangement of the poems, this volume becomes more than just a collection; it is at the same time a poetic biography of the thoughts and feelings of a woman whose beauty was deep and lasting." -- San Francisco Chronicle
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c1960
ISBN: 9780316184137
0316184136
Branch Call Number: 811.4 Dicki 05
Characteristics: xiii, 770 p
Additional Contributors: Johnson, Thomas H.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability
MORGAN VO Jan 15, 2013

MORGAN VO thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 99

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at NPPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top