The Essential Emily Dickinson (Paperback)

The Essential Emily Dickinson By Emily Dickinson Cover Image

The Essential Emily Dickinson (Paperback)

$14.99


In Stock—Click for Locations
Politics and Prose at 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
1 on hand, as of Jul 7 5:18am
Politics and Prose at 70 District Square SW
1 on hand, as of Jul 7 5:33am

The essential poems of Emily Dickinson selected and introduced 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.” —from the introduction by Joyce Carol Oates

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: 9780062668875
ISBN-10: 0062668870
Publisher: Ecco
Publication Date: November 8th, 2016
Pages: 112
Language: English