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Emily Dickinson: Poems and Letters Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Emily Dickinson: Poems and Letters (Unabridged), by Emily Dickinson
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily Dickinson Narrator: Alexandra O'Karma Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Eccentric and reclusive, Emily Dickinson wrote poetry that reflects the richness of her interior world and the peculiar beauty of her inner vision. During her lifetime, her poetry was considered too unusual to be publishable, but after her death in 1885, Dickinson achieved posthumous recognition as one of the great poetic voices of the 19th century. This collection, read by Alexandra O'Karma, includes commentary and some of Dickinson's letters as well as 75 of her over 900 poems, including such favorites as Because I Could Not Stop for Death, 'Hope' Is the Thing with Feathers, There Is No Frigate like a Book, and There's a Certain Slant of Light. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Review by Maggie | 12/14/2008

    " julie harris does an excellent job of reading some of e. dickinson's best poems ... oops ... sorry ... ALL of her poems are excellent so the selection that ms. harris chose for this reading makes it worth the while. audio books at its finest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Review by Birdlashes | 1/29/2008

    " Read my full review at birdlashes.livejournal.com! "

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About the Author
Author Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Throughout her life, she seldom left her house, and visitors were scarce. The people with whom she did come in contact, however, had an enormous impact on her thoughts and poetry. By the 1860s, she lived in almost total physical isolation from the outside world but actively maintained many correspondences and read widely. Her poetry reflects her loneliness, and the speakers of her poems generally live in a state of want, but her poems are also marked by the intimate recollection of inspirational moments which are decidedly life-giving and suggest the possibility of happiness. The first volume of her work was published posthumously in 1890 and the last in 1955.

About the Narrator

Alexandra O’Karma has appeared on regional stages, television, film, Broadway, and off-Broadway. You may have seen her with Tommy Lee Jones in the film Yuri Nosenko, KGB or on episodes of One Life to Live. She was the Reader in the four-time Emmy winner, Festival of Lessons & Carols and appeared on Broadway in Getting Married. In the national tour of Death Trap, she performed with Elliot Gould, and she played opposite George Segal in Toronto in the contemporary play, Double Act.