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A luminary of American poetry, Emily Dickinson is canonized for good reason. Her poems are vital, wildly eccentric, and filled with her rich and complex imagination. Absolutely essential.
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The only one-volume edition containing all 1,775 of Emily Dickinson's poems.

Only eleven of Emily Dickinson's poems were published prior to her death in 1886; the startling originality of her work doomed it to obscurity in her lifetime. Early posthumously published collections — some of them featuring liberally "edited" versions of the poems — did not fully and accurately represent Dickinson's bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, and the range of her intellectual and emotional explorations. Not until the 1955 publication of The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, a three-volume critical edition compiled by Thomas H. Johnson, were readers able for the first time to assess, understand, and appreciate the whole of Dickinson's extraordinary poetic genius.

This book, a distillation of the three-volume Complete Poems, brings together the original texts of all 1,775 poems that Emily Dickinson wrote.

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"With its chronological arrangement of the poems, this volume becomes more than just a collection; it is at the same time a poetic biography of the thoughts and feelings of a woman whose beauty was deep and lasting." San Francisco Chronicle

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Though generally overlooked during her lifetime, Emily Dickinson's poetry has achieved acclaim due to her experiments in prosody, her tragic vision and the range of her emotional and intellectual explorations.

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Here is the real Emily Dickinson — the only comprehensive and reliably authoritative trade editions of the poet's work.<P>While it is today universally acknowledged that Dickinson was a poet of the highest order, the startling originality of her poems doomed her work to obscurity in her own lifetime. Early posthumous publication efforts — including the 1924 Complete Poems edited by the poet's niece and published by Little, Brown — did not fully and fairly represent Dickinson's bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, or the range of her intellectual and emotional explorations. Not until the publication of Harvard University Press's 1955 The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, comprising three hardcover volumes edited by Thomas H. Johnson, were readers able to understand and appreciate Dickinson's entire oeuvre.<P>These books are also the fruit of Thomas H. Johnson's prodigious scholarship. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson distills the three-volume hardcover Complete, bringing together in a single volume all 1,775 poems that Dickinson wrote. Final Harvest is the only truly comprehensive selection of Dickinson's verse: 576 poems that trace the arc of her development as a writer.<P>A feast for all who love poetry, these are the standard texts against which all other Dickinson collections must be measured.

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Elliott, June 2, 2009 (view all comments by Elliott)
A poet whose work I read and reread time and time again and continue to find new depths to her brilliance. She made us see spiders, bees, and birds as we never had before. There has never been nor will there ever be a poet like her. One can read her poems and see how deeply personal they are and yet still come away feeling that the Belle of Amherst is as great a mystery as the God she writes of.
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iluvanimals517, December 29, 2007 (view all comments by iluvanimals517)
A wonderful book that has all of her famous poems, that people off all ages and cultures love! You can say that this is a summery of her life work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316184137
Editor:
Johnson, Thomas H.
Author:
Johnson, Thomas H.
Author:
Dickinson, Emily
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Poetry, American
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Series Volume:
96-20
Publication Date:
19760131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
8.16x5.45x1.79 in. 1.69 lbs.

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Product details 784 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316184137 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A luminary of American poetry, Emily Dickinson is canonized for good reason. Her poems are vital, wildly eccentric, and filled with her rich and complex imagination. Absolutely essential.

"Review" by , "With its chronological arrangement of the poems, this volume becomes more than just a collection; it is at the same time a poetic biography of the thoughts and feelings of a woman whose beauty was deep and lasting."
"Synopsis" by , Though generally overlooked during her lifetime, Emily Dickinson's poetry has achieved acclaim due to her experiments in prosody, her tragic vision and the range of her emotional and intellectual explorations.
"Synopsis" by , Here is the real Emily Dickinson — the only comprehensive and reliably authoritative trade editions of the poet's work.<P>While it is today universally acknowledged that Dickinson was a poet of the highest order, the startling originality of her poems doomed her work to obscurity in her own lifetime. Early posthumous publication efforts — including the 1924 Complete Poems edited by the poet's niece and published by Little, Brown — did not fully and fairly represent Dickinson's bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, or the range of her intellectual and emotional explorations. Not until the publication of Harvard University Press's 1955 The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, comprising three hardcover volumes edited by Thomas H. Johnson, were readers able to understand and appreciate Dickinson's entire oeuvre.<P>These books are also the fruit of Thomas H. Johnson's prodigious scholarship. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson distills the three-volume hardcover Complete, bringing together in a single volume all 1,775 poems that Dickinson wrote. Final Harvest is the only truly comprehensive selection of Dickinson's verse: 576 poems that trace the arc of her development as a writer.<P>A feast for all who love poetry, these are the standard texts against which all other Dickinson collections must be measured.
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