This comprehensive and authoritative collection of all 1,775 poems by Emily
Dickinson is an essential volume for all lovers of American literature.
Only eleven of Emily Dickinson's poems were published prior to her death in
1886; the startling originality of her work doomed it to obscurity in her
lifetime. Early posthumous published collections -- some of them featuring
liberally edited versions of the poems -- did not fully and accurately
represent Dickinson's bold experiments in prosody, her tragic vision, and
the range of her intellectual and emotional explorations. Not until the
1955 publication of The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson, a three-volume
critical edition compiled by Thomas H. Johnson, were readers able for the
first time to assess, understand, and appreciate the whole of Dickinson's
extraordinary poetic genius. This book, a distillation of the three-volume
Complete Poems, brings together the original texts of all 1,775 poems that
Emily Dickinson wrote. With its chronological arrangement of the poems,
this volume becomes more than just a collection; it is at the same time a
poetic biography of the thoughts and feelings of a woman whose beauty was
deep and lasting. --San Francisco Chronicle

Emily Dickinson—The Complete Poems Of Emily Dickinson

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