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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily Dickinson Narrator: Patricia Rodriguez, Richard Mitchely, Tim Graham, Gideon Wagner, Ghizela Rowe Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in 1830 in Amherst Massachusetts. Rightly regarded as a major American poet, her life was sheltered, introverted, and reclusive. Despite writing over 1800 poems, only a dozen or so were published during her lifetime. Her structures and wordings are at times difficult to get to grips with, though recurring themes of religion and death certainly shadow many of her works. At her death is 1886, it is likely her work might have been lost had it not been for a publication by her sister. Indeed it was only in the 1950s that a complete and unedited collection of her works was published. In the ensuing half century she has gradually climbed into the pantheon of Greats.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 10/24/2011

    " I was expecting it to be...well, better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 9/22/2011

    " Boy. She was one incredible cookie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 6/8/2011

    " breath-taking poetry -- i love the way her mind works "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 5/18/2011

    " I'm not a huge fan of poetry but I enjoyed reading this classic collection of poems by Emily Dickinson. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Philip | 5/14/2011

    " the pocket classic does violence to Dickinson. One can safely say that anyone providing a positive review of this is actively harming poetry with thoughtlessness. This symbolizes what kills writing, and has no resemblance to the author's poems. Shelve it under pulp or "recycle bin." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Callie | 1/6/2011

    " I've had this book for about 10 years now and I usually have it with me or nearby. I love Dickinson - I love how direct she can speak about a topic by leaving a blank space. This collection of her works is special, and includes some of her personal letters. Such a fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 1/4/2011

    " She writes wonderful poetry. I have read her this winter and many times in the past. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 1/3/2011

    " The rhyming scheme just doesn't sit well with me. I enjoyed a few poems but kept sing-songing them in my head. Further cementing my theory that I only like free verse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shauna | 1/3/2011

    " My favorite poet of them all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Venus | 11/25/2010

    " I had no time to hate, because
    The grave would hinder me,
    And life was not so ample I
    Could finish enmity.

    Nor had I time to love, but since
    Some industry must be,
    The little toil of love, I thought,
    Was large enough for me.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 11/5/2010

    " She's kicking my butt. Monastic life style choice, or did she have a choice? What would she have lived in another century, girl that she was? Queen of metaphor. Porous, joyous, imprisoned recluse. She's joyous and she kind of hurts to read.... really good though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mindy | 6/10/2007

    " I fought liking Emily Dickinson all my life, but I recently got this book and I'm really enjoying it! I surprised myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosie | 2/4/2007

    " Pretty good stuff. I used to be a huge fan of Dickinson, but I found her poems less intriguing this time around--maybe because I've read her stuff too much, maybe because this was required reading. Most of the poems in this book are pretty well-known. "

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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.