Emily Dickinson Thomas H. Johnson
Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems
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Final Harvest Emily Dickinson s Poems Librarian s Note this is an alternate edition to ISBN Though generally overlooked during her lifetime Emily Dickinson s poetry has achieved acclaim due to her experiments in prosody her
  • Title: Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems
  • Author: Emily Dickinson Thomas H. Johnson
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  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Librarian s Note this is an alternate edition to ISBN 10 0316184152Though generally overlooked during her lifetime, Emily Dickinson s poetry has achieved acclaim due to her experiments in prosody, her tragic vision and the range of her emotional and intellectual explorations.
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    1. Matt says:

      Some of the most powerful, hair raising, dynamic, brutal, vivid, imaginitive, ghostly, intense, sheerly dialectical poetry ever She has a knack, not at all uncommon among great writers, to seem accessible and surface level beautiful while being almost unbearably challenging and provocative once engaged with A genius, no questions asked.If I had to bring, like, 5 books with me to the moon I think she would have to accompany whatever else I brought She stands up to re reading really the most durab [...]

    2. Bruce says:

      This is a selection of about one third of Dickinson s nearly 1800 poems I have enjoyed reading it in the months following my reading of Whitman s Leaves of Grass, because these two mid 19th century American poets are giants who complement each other so well Whitman is expansive and inclusive, brash and generalizing, while Dickinson celebrates the small, the particular But she far exceeds her traditional stereotype of being gentle, frail, and retiring, at least in her poetical work Her poems, in [...]

    3. Michael says:

      I own the collection compiled by the eminent Dickinson scholar, Thomas H Johnson It is titled Final Harvest Emily Dickinson s Poems Of the 1,775 poems she wrote, Johnson chose a mere 576 to include in this volume Emily Dickinson s poetry is a treasure once you become accustomed to her style I wonder how many people neglect to read Dickinson, thinking that she is or her writings are nothing but niceties, preciousness, and womanly stuff Sure she wrote about nature, like her peers of her time But D [...]

    4. Jeremiah says:

      It took me two months to make it through this 320pg book a collection of 575 of Dickinson s best poems Only after I read a biography of her Richard Sewall s and only after I was a third of the way through this book did my brain finally get how to read her and receive her.When I read a book I feel like I spend time with the author For me, spending time with Emily is awe inspiring, scary, gut wrenching, humbling, breathtaking, and fascinating There s something very other worldly about her and her [...]

    5. Anne says:

      122 numbers differ with editors and editions is one of my favorites Eta While I was rereading Final Harvest, the book, dating from my college days, fell apart at the spine S noted my distress, and today, I received an incredibly wonderful gift of a first edition The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson my attempts to add a bit of html coding here are not meeting with success In this edition, Poem 122 is Poem 341 The inscription from S with reference to a certain poem, I shall not reveal.

    6. Andie says:

      I m not a huge fan of poetry but I decide to give this book an opportunity I read every single poem Dickinson talks about Nature, God, and Death and yes, she is morbid but she also has poems about life and love They are worth exploring Some were boring, some I paid little attention to but some I read and re read searching for meaning, repeating it as if it were a song Some poems ended up inspiring me and I learned tons of new words Overall it was an experience worth experiencing and a risk work [...]

    7. Dina says:

      Qu poemas m s hermosos, la elegancia, la rima, la profundidad Este libro es para el alma La mejor forma de terminar un a o y empezar otro Totalmente recomendado Dickinson era una genio tierna I have no Life but this To lead it here Nor any Death but lest Dispelled from there Nor tie to Earths to come Nor action new Except through this extent The Realm of you

    8. P.S. Winn says:

      Always a great author to choose for poems that touch your soul.

    9. Jessica says:

      So good it hurts.

    10. Allyson says:

      review to come

    11. Kathe Koja says:

      No one like her, no voice like hers, no wonder we re still trying to parse her out, catch up to her, catch the hem of her garment Eternity s disclosureTo favorites a few Of the Colossal substanceOf Immorality Thank you, Emily.

    12. Wayne says:

      I bought this just recently a selection of 576 poems drawn from all her 1,775 poems poems of such startling originality that they were doomed to obscurity in Dickinson s own lifetime ie 1830 1886.I have the Faber Complete Poems,so WHY buy this I quote Here is the best of Emily Dickinson s poetry 576 poems that fully and fairly represent not onlythe complete range of Dickinson s poetic geniusbut also the complexity of her personality, the flucuation of her mood, and the development of her style I [...]

    13. Ian Mathers says:

      The AGO has an exhibition of Emily Carr s work that I ve seen twice with different friends recently, and it just reminds me that I used to sometimes get her and her fellow Emily mixed up But the most I went through this selection the I though maybe I wasn t wrong to have them paired up in my head They both have a kind of intensity that put them out of step with many of their contemporaries, and their careers both suffered at the time due to their gender They both have periods that I love fierce [...]

    14. Mario says:

      I admit upfront that I don t consider myself much of a poetry person, but I also feel like I gave this far consideration than anyone else would have.If anything turned me off the most it was the extensive use of near rhymes I have no problems with non rhyming poetry, but if you can t just approximate rhymes and expect it to work At least for me, following an ABAB with an ABAJ clangs like a rusted church bell It s one thing if you aren t rhyming from the beginning, but when you set an expectatio [...]

    15. Meredith says:

      I am ashamed to admit that I had dismissed Emily Dickinson as some kind of cutesy, greeting card, nature poet prior college when I a non honors student managed to sneak into an honors discussion course about her poetry where I quickly gained a new respect for her This selection of Emily Dickinson s poems is wonderful except for one omission the poem In Winter in my Room, which I handwrote in the back of my copy In Winter in my RoomI came upon a Worm Pink, lank and warm But as he was a wormAnd wo [...]

    16. Cory Schulz says:

      This book represents 575 poems out of 1776 that Emily Dickinson wrote over her life time I find it amazing the poems were not discovered until after her death and all published posthumously Dickinson lived her life as a recluse and this situation is sometimes reflected in her poetry In 1955 Thomas H Johnson edited the three volume presentation of The Poems of Emily Dickinson and created Final Harvest The total sum of her work is represented Poems were selected that are not only her best known wo [...]

    17. Patrick Gibson says:

      I am embarrassed to tell people I like Dickinson s poetry Probably because of that whole spinster lady thing But there is a darkness to her poetry so seductive and so mysterious If ever there was a true to life Tennessee Williams character, she would be it.There is a Complete Volume, but I like finding these smaller collections I like trying to figure why editors lumped certain poems together.Dark, dark, dark baby Behind Me dips Eternity Before Me Immortality Myself the Term between Death but th [...]

    18. Netsui says:

      I read her in many types of voice styles from stuffy and prude to reading her with a hip hop tone, try it, it s fun List of fav poems I 479She dealt her pretty words like Blades How glittering they shone And every One unbared a NerveOr wantoned with a Bone She never deemed she hurt That is not Steel s Affair A vulgar grimace in the Flesh How ill the Creatures bear To Ache is human not polite The Film upon the eyeMortality s old Custom Just locking up to Die.II 435Much Madness is divinest Sense T [...]

    19. Benjamin says:

      I haven t opened this book in years I don t think I even own a copy at present , but this is the edition in which I first encountered Dickinson seriously, so I feel a great deal of fondness for it The final in the title is laughable now, but back in the 1960s people must have thought, I guess, that there would not be any editing work to do with this poet After all, there was a three volume scholarly edition, a single volume reader s edition, and this selection What else could anyone possibly ne [...]

    20. Rebekah says:

      I m not a big fan of poetry, but I absolutely LOVE Emily Dickinson Her poems actually drew me into reading works by other poets Her poems are so full of meaning while phenomenally concise I ve written a 10 page paper or was it 18 on one 2 line poem Granted, I referred to 6 8 of her other poems to draw parallels and examine the meaning My favorite poet, by far I still explore her poetry, occasionally.

    21. Nancy Monson says:

      Ahhh, the ultimate existentialist commentary I have always loved Emily Dickinson s poetry and this book professes to be a compilation of selected poems chosen from ALL of her poems an alleged first Poems were well organized and accessible, numbered first by the editors running number then in parens the alleged Dickinson running number The book also, thankfully, comes without any editorial hoohah You are free to enjoy and interpret.

    22. jacky says:

      I love Emily Dickinson What I love about her is that her poems are so full and thought out Ever word contributes to the overall meaning And she writes about so much than what the average person thinks she does I have read out of this book three different times in my education sopho year of high school, senior year of high school, and my Dickinson and Frost class in college.

    23. Albert says:

      A perfect collection to acquaint yourself with her poems, which are a secret language of their own The brevity and dissonant rhymes bring about a unique music Her musings upon nature, love, and death seem simplistic when stated plainly but upon closer inspection like natural wonder itself the depth of her thoughts can astonish and enlighten Pure genius Her poetry should be re read again and again.

    24. Amy says:

      I could spend a lifetime pondering and studying Emily Dickinson s poems Some are accessible while in others I feel I only catch a glimpse of her meaning Reading this was a five month project for me, reading a handful of poems each night in bed About 50 of them are now among my favorite poems Perhaps I will conquer her complete oeuvre next.

    25. Jennifer says:

      Four stars for the poetry, two and a half for the accompanying text I wanted I appreciate Dickinson as a female American poet and game changer , and while I don t always love her repetitive meter rhyme structure, her themes are always appealing.

    26. Sheila says:

      I had to read some of the poems for a college class, so I didn t read every poem I wrote a paper on A liquor I never tasted I know I m not supposed to use quotation marks but this software wouldn t let me italic it.

    27. ZaRi says:

      Nature is what we see The Hill the Afternoon Squirrel Eclipse the Bumble bee Nay Nature is Heaven Nature is what we hear The Bobolink the Sea Thunder the Cricket Nay Nature is Harmony Nature is what we know Yet have no art to say So impotent Our Wisdom isTo her Simplicity.

    28. Sylvain says:

      Truly one of the finest poets to ever grace this Earth I ve become the annoying person who says, Ooh That reminds me of an Emily Dickinson poem to anything and everything people say It s not my fault the woman covered all of human experience.

    29. Sylvia says:

      I hate the other editions, ie the editions edited by Higginson and Todd or Dodd or whatever that horrid woman s name was, are trash and Johnson s are the ones that tend to stay closest with ED s OGs.

    30. Cathy Douglas says:

      This has a good selection of Emily Dickinson s poetry, the great mixed with the everyday mixed with the ones that make you go huh

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