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The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. Dickinson left no... More > formal statement of her aesthetic intentions and, because of the variety of her themes, her work does not fit conveniently into any one genre. She has been regarded, alongside Emerson (whose poems Dickinson admired), as a Transcendentalist. Dickinson's poetry frequently uses humor, puns, irony and satire. Emily Dickinson is now considered a powerful and persistent figure in American culture. She has become widely acknowledged as an innovative, pre-modernist poet. Twentieth-century critic Harold Bloom has placed her alongside Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, and Hart Crane as a major American poet, and among the thirty greatest Western Writers of all time.< Less
Emily Dickinson Poems: An Anthology
The verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called “the Poetry of the Portfolio,”— something produced absolutely without the thought of publication,... More > and solely by way of expression of the writer’s own mind. Such verse must inevitably forfeit whatever advantage lies in the discipline of public criticism and the enforced conformity to accepted ways. On the other hand, it may often gain something through the habit of freedom and the unconventional utterance of daring thoughts. In the case of the present author, there was absolutely no choice in the matter; she must write thus, or not at all. A recluse by temperament and habit, literally spending years without setting her foot beyond the doorstep, and many more years during which her walks were strictly limited to her father’s grounds, she habitually concealed her mind, like her person, from all but a very few friends; and it was with great difficulty that she was persuaded to print, during her lifetime, three or four poems.< Less
50 Greatest Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst ,Massachusetts in 1830. Although coming from a well known family in the area ,she lived especially in her later years a reclusive life.
Few of her poems were... More > published in her lifetime, however she was prolific producing well over a thousand poems.
When her work was published after her death, the reception was generally unfavourable with many criticising her style of short poems lack of form and preoccupation with death.
Into the early 20th Century her work was considered ‘modern’ and ahead of its time and gradually her work developed a cult following . This cult following developed into a mainstream recognition in the latter 20th century and she is now considered one of the United States most prominent female poets.
Her most famous poems are Success and Wild Nights! Wild Nights< Less
The Complete Poetical Works of Emily Dickinson
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Poems, Second Series
Poems, Third Series
Emily Dickinson is now considered a powerful and persistent figure in American culture. Although much... More > of the early reception concentrated on Dickinson's eccentric and secluded nature, she has become widely acknowledged as an innovative, pre-modernist poet. As early as 1891, William Dean Howells wrote that "If nothing else had come out of our life but this strange poetry, we should feel that in the work of Emily Dickinson, America, or New England rather, had made a distinctive addition to the literature of the world, and could not be left out of any record of it."< Less
Poems by Emily Dickinson, Three Series, Complete
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The complete three volumes of poetry by Emily Dickinson. Including Epigrams, Letters to Susan Gilbert, and her Black Cake Recipe. Edited by Robert John Mestre
Poetry Guide: Emily Dickinson
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Students often find understanding and interpreting poetry an uphill task, for the allusions and references almost baffle them, however, with repeated and careful reading of the same poem, taking the... More > help of the reference books and guides; they often come close to the interpretation desired by the poet.
With experience they begin to learn the art of understanding and appreciating poetry. They develop tact, and ironically tact can’t be taught. Guide books, notes by the teachers, and summary books, etc. are often helpful, but the differing interpretations can also confuse students. I would like to tell the students of literature that there may be as many interpretations of the same poem as desired by the reviewers and critics, but it is sometimes very surprising that not even one interpretation stands close to the one which the poet had in his or her mind while writing the poem. We depend on the guess work and through the biography of the poet, the period, the ambiance, and some other contemporary factors.< Less
The War On Emily Dickinson
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As mysterious ailments evolve into an insidious scourge, a twosome turns from friendship to love against the backdrop of a contagion, infidelities, and addiction. As San Francisco nurse Marthe Souza... More > stands on the front line of the AIDS epidemic, her bisexual boyfriend, author Kell Vander Kellen, records the struggles of the plague’s rampage. When Kell’s sexual proclivities threaten their relationship, Marthe turns to other passions, Jesus Christ and the music of Patsy Cline, but soon she too seeks corporeal comforts. Marthe’s Catholic faith sustains her as a break-up occurs, but when Kell returns to her realm HIV-positive, the couple faces more than his illness. In his final manuscript, Kell wishes to capture not only their history, but that of the pandemic, intolerance and fear amid steadfast devotion.< Less
EMILY DICKINSON: REMEMBERED
Illustrations within this selection from her poems, published to meet the desire of her personal friends. Especially of her surviving sister. The thoughtful reader will find a quality more suggestive... More > of the poetry of William Blake than of anything to be elsewhere found, flashes of wholly original and profound insight into nature and life; words and phrases exhibiting an extraordinary vividness of descriptive and imaginative power, yet often set in a seemingly whimsical or even rugged frame. They are here published as they were written, with very few and superficial changes; although it is fair to say that the titles have been assigned, almost invariably, by the editors. In many cases these verses will seem to the reader like poetry torn up by the roots, with rain and dew and earth still clinging to them, giving a freshness and a fragrance not otherwise to be conveyed.< Less