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

By Emily Dickinson, Jen Bervin (Editor), Marta Werner (Editor)
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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 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.

About the Author

Arguably America s greatest poet, Emily Dickinson (1830 1886) published fewer than a dozen of her eighteen hundred poems during her lifetime.

Jen Bervin s work includes The Dickinson Composites, The Desert, and Nets.

Marta Werner s books include Emily Dickinson s Open Folios: Scenes of Reading, Surfaces of Writing and Radical Scatters: An Electronic Archive of Emily Dickinson s Late Fragments and Related Texts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780811221757
ISBN-10: 081122175X
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: October 29th, 2013
Pages: 272
Language: English