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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Selected Letters

Emily Dickinson

Edited by Thomas H. Johnson

ISBN 9780674250703

Publication date: 03/15/1986

When the complete Letters of Emily Dickinson appeared in three volumes in 1958, Robert Kirsch welcomed them in the Los Angeles Times, saying “The missives offer access to the mind and heart of one of America’s most intriguing literary personalities.” 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.

Praise

  • [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

Book Details

  • 384 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Belknap Press

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