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The Resource Selected poetry of Emily Dickinson, chosen by the New York Public Library

Selected poetry of Emily Dickinson, chosen by the New York Public Library

Label
Selected poetry of Emily Dickinson
Title
Selected poetry of Emily Dickinson
Statement of responsibility
chosen by the New York Public Library
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Virtually unpublished in her lifetime and unknown at her death in 1886, Emily Dickinson stands today in the front rank of American poets. Though she lived as a recluse in her father's house in Amherst, Massachusetts, her imagination knew no bounds, ranging with utter fearlessness through a vast landscape of love, immortality, nature, joy, faith, and despair. After Dickinson's death, her sister Vinnie was stunned to discover a locked box containing over nine hundred poems - an extraordinary body of work which the poet considered her "letter to the world." This edition gathers a rich harvest of the finest of these poems, carefully selected by the staff of The New York Public Library. Arranged chronologically, they chart the development of a poetic sensibility fired by immediacy of perception and a magnificent grasp of language. Emily Dickinson and her world are further evoked here with rare manuscripts and prints drawn from the Library's special collections, including a selection of the poet's handwritten letters
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1830-1886
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickinson, Emily
Dewey number
811/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1541
LC item number
.A17 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New York Public Library collector's edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poets, American
  • American poetry
  • Dickinson, Emily
Label
Selected poetry of Emily Dickinson, chosen by the New York Public Library
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Two swimmers wrestled on the spar
  • I felt a funeral, in my brain
  • "Hope" is the thing with feathers
  • There's a certain slant of light
  • There came a day at summer's full
  • How the old mountains drip with sunset
  • 'Twas like a maelstrom, with a notch
  • Selections include:
  • "Sic transit gloria mundi"
  • I taste a liquor never brewed
  • A narrow fellow in the grass
  • One sister have I in our house
  • I never lost as much but twice -
  • Bring me the sunset in a cup
  • I cautious, scanned my little life
  • The tint I cannot take is best
  • If I may have it, when it's dead
  • I'm ceded -- I've stopped being theirs
  • It was not death, for I stood up
  • I died for beauty but was scarce
  • I started early -- took my dog
  • I cannot live with you
  • There's been a death, in the opposite house
  • I heard a fly buzz when I died
  • I think I was enchanted
  • I would not paint a picture
  • The trees like tassels hit and swung
  • I watched the moon around the house
  • This world is not conclusion
  • I dreaded that first robin so
  • Your riches taught me poverty
  • Struck was I, not yet by lightning
  • My life had stood -- a loaded gun
  • One of the ones that Midas touched
  • Let me not mar that perfect dream
  • Because that you are going
  • I have no life but this
  • There is no frigate like a book
  • My life closed twice before its close
  • The spirit lasts -- but in what mode
  • I measure every grief I meet
  • Much madness is divinest sense
  • I dwell in possibility
  • Because I could not stop for death
  • If I can stop one heart from breaking
  • I learned at least what home could be
  • As imperceptibly as grief
  • Presentiment is that long shadow on the lawn
Control code
35657976
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st NYPL Collecter's ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9780385487184
Lccn
96045000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
Label
Selected poetry of Emily Dickinson, chosen by the New York Public Library
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-289) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Two swimmers wrestled on the spar
  • I felt a funeral, in my brain
  • "Hope" is the thing with feathers
  • There's a certain slant of light
  • There came a day at summer's full
  • How the old mountains drip with sunset
  • 'Twas like a maelstrom, with a notch
  • Selections include:
  • "Sic transit gloria mundi"
  • I taste a liquor never brewed
  • A narrow fellow in the grass
  • One sister have I in our house
  • I never lost as much but twice -
  • Bring me the sunset in a cup
  • I cautious, scanned my little life
  • The tint I cannot take is best
  • If I may have it, when it's dead
  • I'm ceded -- I've stopped being theirs
  • It was not death, for I stood up
  • I died for beauty but was scarce
  • I started early -- took my dog
  • I cannot live with you
  • There's been a death, in the opposite house
  • I heard a fly buzz when I died
  • I think I was enchanted
  • I would not paint a picture
  • The trees like tassels hit and swung
  • I watched the moon around the house
  • This world is not conclusion
  • I dreaded that first robin so
  • Your riches taught me poverty
  • Struck was I, not yet by lightning
  • My life had stood -- a loaded gun
  • One of the ones that Midas touched
  • Let me not mar that perfect dream
  • Because that you are going
  • I have no life but this
  • There is no frigate like a book
  • My life closed twice before its close
  • The spirit lasts -- but in what mode
  • I measure every grief I meet
  • Much madness is divinest sense
  • I dwell in possibility
  • Because I could not stop for death
  • If I can stop one heart from breaking
  • I learned at least what home could be
  • As imperceptibly as grief
  • Presentiment is that long shadow on the lawn
Control code
35657976
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st NYPL Collecter's ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 299 pages
Isbn
9780385487184
Lccn
96045000
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles

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