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Emily Dickinson (PHOENIX HARDBACK POETRY) [Hardcover]

Emily Dickinson , Helen Mcneil
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26 Sep 2002 0753816598 978-0753816592
Emily Dickinson (1830-86) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts, the daughter of a lawyer and politician. Despite receiving a good education she returned home to Amherst, where she spent the rest of her life, writing more than a poem a day until her death. Her refusal to compromise her highly condensed expression, which meant that only a tiny fraction of her work was published in her lifetime, makes her seem startlingly modern today

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  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Phoenix (26 Sep 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753816598
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753816592
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 11.1 x 17 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,450,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The best of Emily Dickinson's poems in a beautiful new gift edition

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4.0 out of 5 stars poetry books 4 Jan 2014
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these books were for students and i was pleased with both of them. i would recommend both books and your company to others
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden meaning and insight in every poem............. 2 Sep 2003
By girldiver - Published on Amazon.com
I love poetry but had not read many if any of emily dickinson so I picked this up to read in my spare time. At first glance the book and poems seemed so simple and easy to read. I thought it would be a small little delight to read her short poems while waiting in the car, or at the bank, in line at the grocier, but as I embarked on a stolen moment with the poems of emily dickinson you discover her poems are hardly simple.
Every poem seems has more than one meaning. You can truely see how complicated this simple woman must have been even in her observations.
I have been delighted by her insight and each poem makes me wonder of the woman who wrote them. A lovely read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A prism which captures the white light of reality 22 Jun 2001
By tepi - Published on Amazon.com
Just as a prism breaks up light into a band of colors - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet - and their infinite gradations, so do Emily Dickinson's poems become, as it were, a prism which captures the white light of reality, a reality which as it flows through the prism of her poem explodes into a multiplicity of meanings.
It is the rich suggestiveness of her poems, a suggestiveness which generates an incredible range of meanings, that prevents us from ever being able to say (to continue the metaphor) that a given poem is 'about red' or 'about blue,' because her poems, as US critic Robert Weisbuch has observed, are in fact about _everything_. This is what makes her so unique, and this is why she appeals to every kind of reader (or certainly to open-minded ones) and even to children.
Emily Dickinson's poetry is one of the wonders of the world.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful poetry 29 Jan 2010
By Jenn - Published on Amazon.com
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If you like poetry that makes you stop and think, or really hits home for you, I'd recommend this book. The book jacket was sort of creepy because it had a picture of her. Anyway, I know I'll be reading this book again and again! :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love to see it lap the miles/ and lick the valleys up 15 Dec 2005
By Shalom Freedman - Published on Amazon.com
One of the true originals. One of the great poets who seem to invent a language, a world of metaphor of her own. A delight in her difficulty and a deep pleasure in her sombre tunes.

"Exultation is the going of an inland soul to sea/ Past the headlands , past the houses / into deep Eternity. "
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