The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems (Hardcover)

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resurrection waits under a stone
like a pang
sentenced by the hooves of time
-facsimile dickinson-
opens to us
what legacy could be
those things that sing
(words taken from the envelope poetry of emily dickinson)


The Gorgeous Nothings the first full-color facsimile edition of Emily Dickinson s manuscripts ever to appear is a deluxe edition of her late writings, presenting this crucially important, experimental late work exactly as she wrote it on scraps of envelopes. A never-before-possible glimpse into the process of one of our most important poets.The book presents all the envelope writings 52 reproduced life-size in full color both front and back, with an accompanying transcription to aid in the reading, allowing us to enjoy this little-known but important body of Dickinson s writing. Envisioned by the artist Jen Bervin and made possible by the extensive research of the Dickinson scholar Marta L. Werner, this book offers a new understanding and appreciation of the genius of Emily Dickinson."

Product Details ISBN-10: 081122175X
ISBN-13: 9780811221757
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation, 10/01/2013
Pages: 272
Language: English