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Known as "The Myth of Amherst" for her withdrawal from society while still a young woman, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) had an inner life that was deeply emotional and intense. She knew 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.

This collection of Emily Dickinson's poems is interspersed with her luminous and fascinating letters, all read by Julie Harris, who received a Tony® Award for her portrayal of Emily Dickinson in "The Belle of Amherst."

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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.

Born in Grosse Point Park, Michiganin 1925, Julie Harris has enjoyed success in numerous plays, films and televisiondramas. Her first hit was Member of the Wedding (play 1951,film 1955), followed by I Am a Camera (play 1951, film 1955), andVictoria Regina (1961).

She played Emily Dickinson in The Belle of Amhurst (1976), and appearedin the television series Knots Landing from 1979 to 1987. Her morerecent films include Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and The HouseSitter (1992).

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ISBN:
9780061124211
Read:
Harris, Julie
Publisher:
Caedmon
Read by:
Harris, Julie
Read:
Harris, Julie
Author:
Dickinson, Emily
Author:
Harris, Julie
Author:
by Emily Dickinson
Author:
Harris Julie
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Audio
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.216 in 23.44 oz
Media Run Time:
060

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