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From the introduction by Joyce Carol Oates:

Between them, our great visionary poets of the American nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, have come to represent the extreme, idiosyncratic poles of the American psyche....

Dickinson never shied away from the great subjects of human suffering, loss, death, even madness, but her perspective was intensely private; like Rainer Maria Rilke and Gerard Manley Hopkins, she is the great poet of inwardness, of the indefinable region of the soul in which we are, in a sense, all alone.

Synopsis:

From the introduction by Joyce Carol Oates:

Between them, our great visionary poets of the American nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, have come to represent the extreme, idiosyncratic poles of the American psyche....

Dickinson never shied away from the great subjects of human suffering, loss, death, even madness, but her perspective was intensely private; like Rainer Maria Rilke and Gerard Manley Hopkins, she is the great poet of inwardness, of the indefinable region of the soul in which we are, in a sense, all alone.

Synopsis:

In this distinguished new volume in The Essential Poets series, Joyce Carol Oates presents a "personal--yet not private" collection of Dickinson favorites, selecting from the poet's much-loved anthologized poems as well as her more obscure works to illuminate her depth, complexity, and unorthodox genius. The Essential Dickinson is an extraordinary tribute to one remarkable writer and woman from another.

About the Author

Known as “The Myth of Amherst” for her withdrawal from society while still a young women, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) had an inner life that was deeply emotional and intense. She know rapture and despair, pondered the wonder of God and the meaning of death. She broke tradition and was criticized for her seminal experiments with unorthodox phrasing, rhyme and broken meter, within concise verse forms, thus becoming an innovator and forerunner of modern poets.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060887919
Author:
Dickinson, Emily
Publisher:
Ecco
Selected by:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Selected:
Oates, Joyce Carol
Author:
Glantz, Stephen
Author:
by Emily Dickinson
Author:
Kramer, Clara
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20060314
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.16x4.52x.30 in. .21 lbs.

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Product details 112 pages Ecco - English 9780060887919 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the introduction by Joyce Carol Oates:

Between them, our great visionary poets of the American nineteenth century, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman, have come to represent the extreme, idiosyncratic poles of the American psyche....

Dickinson never shied away from the great subjects of human suffering, loss, death, even madness, but her perspective was intensely private; like Rainer Maria Rilke and Gerard Manley Hopkins, she is the great poet of inwardness, of the indefinable region of the soul in which we are, in a sense, all alone.

"Synopsis" by , In this distinguished new volume in The Essential Poets series, Joyce Carol Oates presents a "personal--yet not private" collection of Dickinson favorites, selecting from the poet's much-loved anthologized poems as well as her more obscure works to illuminate her depth, complexity, and unorthodox genius. The Essential Dickinson is an extraordinary tribute to one remarkable writer and woman from another.

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