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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 n In my New York Journal of Books review I describe The Gorgeous Nothings as one gorgeous book like attending a museum exhibition in the comfort of one s own home For a comparison between Ms Dickinson s draft of a poem and the posthumously published version see an article that appeared in a different and now defunct publication which begins with the next paragraphBooks The Gorgeous Nothings Emily Dickinson s Envelope PoemsIn The Gorgeous Nothings Emily Dickinson s Envelope Poems published today by New Directions we learn that the poem her posthumous editor published as I have no Life but this To lead it here Nor any Death but lestDispelled from there Nor tie to Earths to come Nor Action new Except through this extent The Realm of you is based on the following first draft Ms Dickinson wrote in pencil on the back of an envelope I have nolife to but live thisBut To leadit hereNor anyDeath butlest dispelledAbased fromthere Nor Pleafor World sto comeNor WisdomsnewExcept throughthis Extent The lovingyou Withheld deprivedfromthere Nor tie toExpanse The original had wider spaces between the words than examiner s publishing tool allows The plus signs indicate alternate words and phrases Ms Dickinson considered as she revised her poemsFrom the published versions of her poems readers would hardly guess how open her original drafts were The published versions seem formal and of their time while the drafts seem experimental and ahead of her time Ms Dickinson did not want her work published during her lifetime for fear of just such editing by other handsIn my New York Journal of Books review I describe The Gorgeous Nothings as one gorgeous book like attending a museum exhibition in the comfort of one s own home It s a book every Emily Dickinson fan and armchair literary sleuth will want to own The Homelanders (The Homelanders, review I describe The Gorgeous Nothings as one gorgeous book like attending a museum exhibition in the comfort of one s own home For a comparison between Ms Dickinson s draft of a poem and the posthumously published version see an article that appeared in a different and now defunct publication which begins with the next paragraphBooks The Gorgeous Nothings Emily Dickinson s Envelope PoemsIn The Gorgeous Nothings Emily Dickinson s Envelope Poems published today by New Directions we learn that the poem her posthumous editor published as I have no Life but this To lead it here Nor any Death but lestDispelled from there Nor tie to Earths to come Nor Action new Except through this extent The Realm of you is based on the following first draft Ms Dickinson wrote in pencil on the back of an envelope I have nolife to but live thisBut To leadit hereNor anyDeath butlest dispelledAbased fromthere Nor Pleafor World sto comeNor WisdomsnewExcept throughthis Extent The lovingyou Withheld deprivedfromthere Nor tie toExpanse The original had wider spaces between the words than examiner s publishing tool allows The plus signs indicate alternate words and phrases Ms Dickinson considered as she Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. revised her poemsFrom the published versions of her poems Burning Attraction readers would hardly guess how open her original drafts were The published versions seem formal and of their time while the drafts seem experimental and ahead of her time Ms Dickinson did not want her work published during her lifetime for fear of just such editing by other handsIn my New York Journal of Books The Numbers Game review I describe The Gorgeous Nothings as one gorgeous book like attending a museum exhibition in the comfort of one s own home It s a book every Emily Dickinson fan and armchair literary sleuth will want to own

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Ever before possible glimpse into the process of one of our most important poetsThe 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 t Was rushed through second half of book due to library return date so I d like to check this out again soon for the second half It s mostly letter and poem analysis

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His 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 Dickins No doubt that this a gorgeous book that certainly document not only an essential aspect of EDs work but the detrimental power of those publishers and editors who altered her intentionsAlas I do not love her poetry but I do admire this wonderful woman and wonder what she would have made of this lavish extravaganza consisting of photocopies of the 52 poems found written on the backs of envelopes with facsimiles of the addresses and postage cancellation dates Her manipulation of textual space is elastic p11What amazed me the most are the several Appendices grouping the envelopes by a variety of criteria including shape angle and stylefrom the preface by Susan HoweIs there an unwritable poem that exceeds anything the techniue of writing can do p7


10 thoughts on “The Gorgeous Nothings

  1. says:

    Any admirer of Emily Dickinson or any fan of otherworldly great poetry is missing out on an exuisite experience if avoiding or failing to study this collection of fragments alongside her collected poems What we can witness of her process here firsthand is nothing short of amazing To see what actual version of each poem she finally settled on to include in her final handmade fascicles is priceless Emily never ceases to delight and mesmeriz

  2. says:

    Happy early birthday present to me ie MINE MINE MINE MINE MINE

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    In my New York Journal of Books review I describe The Gorgeous Nothings as “ one gorgeous book like attending a museum exhibition in the comfort of one’s own home” For a comparison between Ms Dickinson's draft of a poem and the posthumously published version see an article that appeared in a different and

  4. says:

    This is a beautiful large coffee table kinda book with actual copies of envelopes Dickinson wrote on so you feel you are looking in on her process which makes them very intimate and sort of not Great Solo Authoris

  5. says:

    Was rushed through second half of book due to library return date so I’d like to check this out again soon for the second half It’s mostly letter and poem analysis

  6. says:

    This is a wonderful amazing book Emily Dickinson wrote her poems on various types of paper including the backs of used opened out envelopes This book collects all of her works composed on envelopes or postal wrappers—over fifty in

  7. says:

    Didn't think I needed to own thisuntil I got my hands on a copy Gorgeous indeedThe glimpses of Dickinson's compositionrevision proce

  8. says:

    No doubt that this a gorgeous book that certainly document not only an essential aspect of EDs work but the detrimental power of those publishers and editors who altered her intentionsAlas I do not love her poetry but I do admire this wonderful woman and wonder what she would have made of this lavish extravaganza consist

  9. says:

    An excellent coffee table book Full of gorgeous nothingsAesthetically pleasing Beautifully cataloged

  10. says:

    A very handsome book that is richly illustrated and gives a fascinating glimpse into how Dickinson composed poetry using everything that was at hand Some of the work is obviously not her best and reads like ephemeral jottings on the path to something concrete but still it is exhilarating to see Dickinson's uni

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