The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson Paperback – 16 Apr 2013
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Not only is it the 'authoritative' and 'definitive' edition of her complete poems, it is a gorgeous volume printed by the Belknap Press, complete with a crimson ribbon bookmark...For those who like Emily Dickinson and who want all the poems as she wrote them, unmolested by well-meaning editors and thoughtless publishers, this is the book. In one volume you can hold the closest thing to the real Dickinson that anyone will ever get.
This is now the definitive text of Dickinson, a poet one can open at random and find something exhilarating.
Mr. Franklin is the recognized authority on Emily Dickinson's poetry and gives us 1,789 poems, the largest and most accurate collection of her verse...For all those who love Emily Dickinson's unique verse this is a treasure trove from which to choose. This is a publishing coup of the first order. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
* The only comprehensive single-volume collection of Dickinson's verse. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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If you don't know her poems then a first glance might find them off-putting - there are so many, they are numbered not named, they are impossible to read in a straight line because of all the hyphens. But don't be put off by these things. They are not just not a major problem, once you 'get your eye in' they are actually good points! For example, she fits, by virtue of those initially - irritating - hyphens - things that ordinary sentences can't (like meaning several things at once). The huge number of poems mean she covers a huge range of life's moments, the numbers instead of titles mean come to them without any preconceptions of what they are about.
Her complete works are like a kind of journey, so wide ranging and varied that there is something for every person you are likely to be. Suitable (and comforting, thought provoking, satisfying) for reflective humans of every age, not just the teenage.
My only criticism of this edition is that the wealth of pages have been given too small a format and pages are apt to come loose if the book is used often. A superb edition is available in hardback but a more generous binding would have rendered the extra expense of a H/B copy unnecessary. That said the person who becomes an avid reader of Dickinson will not mind buying subsequent copies year by year.
This volume is complete and in chronological order which has the advantage of giving you almost an autobiography in verse, taking you on the life journey of her ideas and emotions. However, it also means you have to seperate the wheat from the chaff yourself. (If you fancy a bit of a 'best of' than this is the wrong book for you.)
A truely enjoyable book. Shame it is only a paperback.
Emily Dickinson seems to appeal to a wide range of people, and this is only part of the charm in her surviving work.
This collection is definitely worth having in your book collection to come back to time and time again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It should not be allowed to give the Spinster of Amherst fewer than 5 stars as she one of the rare poets who writes beautifully and manages to be profound without appearing to try... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mr. G. Morgan
Pleased to find this was indeed the 'Reading Edition', which preserves her original capitalization and punctuation. Read morePublished 2 months ago by jackdaw
Not as described - different edition
I ordered this paperback edition and was surprised to see when it arrives that it was an Amazon in-house edition. Read more
I like Dickinson's poems but this edition has a big problem.
I cannot read the poems because the font sizes are too small!
This is not the edition it claims to be. The page, along with many of the reviews, states that this is the Thomas H. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Matthew Francis
I have wanted this book for a while and finally got round to buying however I was a little disappointed to find the back cover and the side of the book are completely white !! Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lucia Vitelli
I would have to give this product 2 stars only for the bleached paper it is printed on and the quick delivery..
If you have the effort of printing E. Read more