LETTERS OF EMILY DICKINSON by Mabel Loomis- Ed. Todd

LETTERS OF EMILY DICKINSON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A re-publication of these letters which were originally published in 1894 and which, save for the poems, form one of the few contacts with a life enclosed, ""invisible to most eyes"". Here, in these notes, is the essential quality of the poetry- the immediacy of feeling, sometimes gay- sometimes sad- the direct intimacy with those she loved- the delicacy and the sparkle --the abiding awareness of trees and flowers and birds- the small delights of one who found ""ecstasy in living""- and above all, the ""breathtaking brevity"". Addressed to her friends (""my friends are my estate""), in her later years her only lien with the outside world, to her brother, Austin, and her sister Vinnie, enclosing with them a poem- or a flower, these for her audience have a special charm.

Pub Date: Jan. 29th, 1951
Publisher: World