The elusive Emily Dickinson left a vast heritage of unique poetry. Which have been published in its totality in The Complete Poems. But since these also comprised drafts and sketches the quality is somewhat uneven.
At her best Emily wrote some of the best poems in the history of human kind. With a transcendent beauty and a wry sense of humour too. Touching the stars in a way few artists are capable of. Pure genius.
And to the credit of Ted Hughes, he has - with a keen and empathetic eye - really selected the cream of the crop.
If you only want one book of the grande Emily this could very well be it.