The Essential Dickinson

The Essential Dickinson




Widely acclaimed as one of the great American "visionary poets" of the 19th century, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) wrote 1,775 poems, yet saw fewer than 20 published in her lifetime. As part of The Essential Poets series, Joyce Carol Oates presents a collection of Dickinson favorites, illuminating the poet's depth, complexity, and unorthodox genius.

Title The Essential Dickinson
Publisher The Ecco Press
Rating 4.10
ISBN 0880001520
Pages 90
Publication 1996
  • Emily Dickinson

    Emily Dickinson was an American poet who, despite the fact that less than a dozen of her nearly eighteen hundred poems were published during her lifetime, is widely considered one of the most original and influential poets of the 19th century.Dickinson was born to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. After she studied at the Amherst Academy for seven years in her youth, she spent a short time at Mount Holyoke Female Semin...

  • Joyce Carol Oates

    Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2005 Prix Femina for The Falls. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and she has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. Pseudonyms ... Rosamond Smith and <a href="http://www.goodread...