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Poems (Shambhala Pocket Classics) Paperback – 30 Sep 1995

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Product details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc; New edition edition (30 Sept. 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1570620997
  • ISBN-13: 978-1570620997
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.2 x 11.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,989,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Everyman's Library Pocket Poets hardcover series is popular for its compact size and reasonable price which does not compromise content. Poems: Dickinson contains poems from The Poet's Art, The Works of Love, and Death and Resurrection, as well as an index of first lines. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Arguably America s greatest poet, Emily Dickinson (1830 1886) published fewer than a dozen of her eighteen hundred poems during her lifetime. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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I was hugely disappointed with this softback edition. This is not a book, it is a stack of computer printouts bound in book form. There is no written introduction, no index to poems. Each poem is identified by a section number only. I have attached two photos. The first shows the index, it is no more than an enormous list of "sections". The second photo shows the presentation of each poem. Notice how each poem is headed by the section number! They do not even bother to title each poem. And then there's an enormous amount of whitespace before the poem comes in tiny print underneath.

This book is an insult to all who love reading. Don't buy it, you'll only encourage them to produce more like this. Our copy will end up in the recycle bin, it's not even worth taking to charity.
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By M. Dowden HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 17 Nov. 2009
Format: Hardcover
Emily Dickinson only had a few poems published in her lifetime, and since then some people have always disputed her greatness. Indeed I don't know anyone close to me who will read her, but then if we all liked the same things life would be boring (like in More's humourous 'Utopia'). Like most people I find poetry deeply personal - it either speaks to you or it doesn't. I find that Dickinson's poems do 'speak' to me, and are a great way to unwind.

There is no getting away from it, but Emily Dickinson is a great of American poetry, and to that end she is taught in schools throughout the US. If you have never read her before then this little book would be an ideal introduction. Containing 207 short verses this is a little treasury of her work, bound in a hardback cover and with its own integral bookmark. This is small enough to easily fit in a pocket and is ideal to carry with you to refer to when you need some inspiration, or have a quiet moment.

Some peole may be put off by her use of dashes, slant rhyme (half rhyme) etc., but she is always well worth reading and you may well find yourself becoming a fan.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Lovely edition, with a colour-matching silk ribbon marker and a very pleasing format. The poems are well set-out and the book is a pleasure to hold and to read. A thing of beauty, which also looks lovely without its cover, as it is cloth-bound with golden letters. Highly recommended.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Simple, beautiful design and beautifully laid out collection of these breathtaking poems. Love the design and the lack of intro and analysis - which I always find tiresome! Just The Poems! Wonderful.
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