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

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By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor)
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I’m tempted to say it—
so say it I shall—
Emily’s lines
could raise one’s morale;
and were she to live today,
tweet she might,
I do dare say;
her house, alive,
in Amherst remains
where the air holds
her sweet poetry;
and now we may know
with this new tome
that her lines’ homes
include the envelope

— From Ryan's Picks

I’m tempted to say it— so say it I shall— Emily’s lines could raise one’s morale;        and were she to live today,        tweet she might,   I do dare say. Her house, alive, in Amherst remains where the air holds her sweet poetry; and now we may know with this new tome that her lines’ homes include the envelope —Ryan — From Staff Picks for the Holidays!

Description


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: 9780811221757
ISBN-10: 081122175X
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: October 29th, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English