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The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems

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ISBN13: 9780811221757
ISBN10: 081122175x
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Bringing together 52 facsimiles of Emily Dickinson's poetry, jotted down on envelopes that functionally shape and contain her words, The Gorgeous Nothings illuminates the visual nature and linguistic concision of her work. This beautiful book will appeal to any lover of the written word.
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The Gorgeous Nothings — the first full-color facsimile edition of Emily Dickinson’s manuscripts ever to appear — is a deluxe edition of her late writings, presenting this crucially important, experimental late work exactly as she wrote it on scraps of envelopes. A never-before-possible glimpse into the process of one of our most important poets.The book presents all the envelope writings — 52 — reproduced life-size in full color both front and back, with an accompanying transcription to aid in the reading, allowing us to enjoy this little-known but important body of Dickinson’s writing. Envisioned by the artist Jen Bervin and made possible by the extensive research of the Dickinson scholar Marta L. Werner, this book offers a new understanding and appreciation of the genius of Emily Dickinson.

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The Gorgeous Nothings is a pivotal book: the first full-color publication of Emily Dickinson’s complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts, here in a deluxe, large-scale edition

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Arguably America’s greatest poet, Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) published fewer than a dozen of her eighteen hundred poems during her lifetime.

Jen Bervin’s work includes The Dickinson Composites, The Desert, and Nets.

Marta Werner’s books include Emily Dickinson’s Open Folios: Scenes of Reading, Surfaces of Writing and Radical Scatters: An Electronic Archive of Emily Dickinson’s Late Fragments and Related Texts.

Acclaimed poet Susan Howe, winner of the last Bollingen Prize, is the author of the seminal work, My Emily Dickinson.

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ROSEMARY COPLAN, December 10, 2013 (view all comments by ROSEMARY COPLAN)
oh, to see her hand as she tells her poems. will sleep with in under my pillow.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811221757
Subtitle:
Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
Author:
Emily Dickinson and Jen Bervin and Marta Werner and Susan Howe
Author:
Werner, Marta
Author:
Bervin, Jen
Author:
Howe, Susan
Author:
Dickinson, Emily
Publisher:
New Directions / Christine Burgin
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
30.16 x 23.5 mm

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Bringing together 52 facsimiles of Emily Dickinson's poetry, jotted down on envelopes that functionally shape and contain her words, The Gorgeous Nothings illuminates the visual nature and linguistic concision of her work. This beautiful book will appeal to any lover of the written word.

"Synopsis" by , The Gorgeous Nothings is a pivotal book: the first full-color publication of Emily Dickinson’s complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts, here in a deluxe, large-scale edition
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