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The famous American poet as a person and a literary figure is seen through sensitive and expressive correspondence that spans her life from childhood to maturity
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This one-volume selection is at last available in paperback. It provides crucial texts for the appreciation of American literature, women's experience in the nineteenth century, and literature in general.Review:
[These letters] present us with as inward a view of one of God's rarer creatures as we are likely to be given...The letters themselves are as no others. The briefest line can be a mystery (and, when fathomed, a communion), the formal note a sign...If [these letters] are put alongside those of...Coleridge and Keats, they will present the most striking contrast in a poet's reactions and sensibilities. But they will stand there unashamed. (The Times)
She was no solemn bookworm destined to grow into a crabbed recluse, but a lively original creature, fully participating in the joys and despairs of a busy circle of friends and relatives...Here was a woman capable of the most intense emotion who was forced, or forced herself, to crystallize her feelings into words and phrases. The letters and poems are all of a piece. The letters, in fact, read sometimes like the raw materials of the poems. (Listener)
Emily Dickinson's letters are among the major treasures of American literature...[In] this one-volume selection...virtually everything of interest to the general reader or nonspecialist has been retained. (Library Journal)
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Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110674250605
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1958. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0674250605
Book Description Harvard Univ Pr, 1971. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0674250605