Search Results: "Emily Dickinson"


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EMILY DICKINSON by Emily Dickinson
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"This arresting edition makes for a wonderful introduction to Dickinson's poetry that's sure to captivate all ages. (introduction, glossary, notes, bibliography) (Poetry. 8-12)"
An illustrated Dickinson primer for young and old. Read full book review >

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Released: May 15, 1984

"Still, it moves crisply from crisis to crisis—as the academic milieu meshes nicely with the slightly precious sensibility at work here; and competent line drawings enhance the ambience."
Scholars have come from near and far to attend a centennial Emily D. symposium in Amherst, Mass.—with some of them housed in the poet's old dwelling, now a museum. Read full book review >

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THE DIARY OF EMILY DICKINSON by Jamie Fuller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 25, 1993

"Lovely in conception, words, character, detail—but extraordinarily motionless and still."
A private diary kept by the poet at age 37 (March 1867-April 1868), with introduction and notes by its imaginary scholarly editor. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Seemingly unswayed by our era's critical grandstanding, this professor of English reminds us that visionary criticism is an act of possibility whose highest task is not persuasion but expansion of minds."
As demonstrated in these essays (most of which appeared in the Hudson Review), Pritchard's sympathetic, kinetic engagement with the canon has always distinguished him from other voices of the academy. Read full book review >

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Reading Emily Dickinson in Icelandic by Eva Heisler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2013

"A vivid setting, fresh imagery and a heartfelt search for meaning easily make up for a handful of minor flaws."
An evocative new collection of literary-minded verse from the winner of the 2006 Chelsea Poetry Prize and the 2011 Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America. Read full book review >

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THE SECRET LIFE OF EMILY DICKINSON by Jerome Charyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 2010

"An irreverent novel—at turns both comic and febrile—that connects us to Dickinson's longings and eccentricities."
Charyn (Johnny One-Eye, 2008, plus more than 40 other books) takes on Emily Dickinson's private life—what was she doing all those years she was shut up in Amherst? Read full book review >

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EMILY DICKINSON: GODDESS OF THE VOLCANO by Despina Lala-Crist
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 23, 2013

"A highly personal view of Dickinson's words and spirit that will find an appreciative audience among the poet's kindred spirits."
A series of linked passions runs through the famed poet's life in this fictionalized biography. Read full book review >

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EMILY by Michael Bedard
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"An evocative glimpse of a formal society that will seem quite foreign to most children today, and of a mysterious, oddly independent woman who fascinated her own contemporaries as much as she does ours. (Picture book. 5+)"
A Canadian novelist (Redwork, 1990) pays tribute to Amherst's great poet. Read full book review >

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Released: Dec. 10, 2000

"Predictably uneven, but with some pleasant surprises."
We've already turned Dickinson into a fetish—one more book couldn't hurt. Read full book review >

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MY LETTER TO THE WORLD by Emily Dickinson
POETRY
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Teen Dickinson fans will enjoy this volume, but it is unlikely to make her poetry truly accessible to novices. (Poetry. 12 & up)"
This slender volume offers seven of Dickinson's haunting, ethereal and sometimes morbid poems, accompanied by Arsenault's appropriately delicate, intriguing mixed-media illustrations. Read full book review >