The Poems of Emily Dickinson : Reading Edition
Emily DickinsonISBN: 0674018249;
Book DescriptionThe Poems of Emily Dickinson Reading Edition Edited by R. W. Franklin Recipient of the Emily Dickinson International Society's Award for Outstanding Contribution There is a word Which bears a sword 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...
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