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The essential Dickinson

Author: Emily Dickinson; Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Hopewell, N.J. : Ecco Press, ©1996.
Series: Essential poets (New York, N.Y.), v. 23.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Emily Dickinson saw fewer than twenty of her 1,775 poems published during her lifetime: when she died in 1886, her obscurity as a poet was nearly total. Now widely recognized as one of the great American poets of the nineteenth century, she is one of a handful from any period whose enduring stature in the world of letters is matched by the loyal affection of generation after generation of readers. In this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Collections
Named Person: Emily Dickinson; Emily Dickinson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Dickinson; Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0880014946 9780880014946 0880015209 9780880015202
OCLC Number: 34624550
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 94 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Essential poets (New York, N.Y.), v. 23.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: selected and with an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates.
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Emily Dickinson saw fewer than twenty of her 1,775 poems published during her lifetime: when she died in 1886, her obscurity as a poet was nearly total. Now widely recognized as one of the great American poets of the nineteenth century, she is one of a handful from any period whose enduring stature in the world of letters is matched by the loyal affection of generation after generation of readers. In this distinguished addition to The Essential Poets series, Joyce Carol Oates presents a "personal - yet not private" collection of Dickinson favorites, selecting from relatively obscure works as well as better-known poems to illuminate Dickinson's often unacknowledged range. Oates takes care to introduce us to the poet's subversive playfulness; to her rebellious nature and radical aesthetic; to her gender-bending personae and surprisingly wicked humor. At the heart of this collection, of course, stands the work that made Dickinson's reputation as one of America's great visionary poets: an artist who has written with stoic control and astonishing lucidity about the soul's darkest, most terrifying hours.

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