Poems by Emily Dickinson, Series One by Emily Dickinson

Poems by Emily Dickinson, Series One

byEmily Dickinson, Mabel Loomis Todd, Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

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THE verses of Emily Dickinson belong emphatically to what Emerson long since called “the Poetry of the Portfolio, ”— something produced absolutely without the thought of publication, and solely by way of expression of the writer's own mind. Such verse must inevitably forfeit whatever advantage lies in the discipline of public criticism and the enforced conformity to accepted ways. On the other hand, it may often gain something through the habit of freedom and the unconventional utterance of daring thoughts. In the case of the present author, there was absolutely no choice in the matter; she must write thus, or not at all. A recluse by temperament and habit, literally spending years without setting her foot beyond the doorstep, and many more years during which her walks were strictly limited to her father's grounds, she habitually concealed her mind, like her person, from all but a very few friends; and it was with great difficulty that she was persuaded to print, during her lifetime, three or four poems
Title:Poems by Emily Dickinson, Series OneFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819942458

ISBN - 13:9782819942450

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