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EMILY DICKINSON / The Gorgeous Nothings

EMILY DICKINSON / The Gorgeous Nothings

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Emily Dickinson
The Gorgeous Nothings  2013
Hardcover, 272 pages, 24 x 3.3 x 31cm
Christine Burgin / New Directions, New York

110 colour illustrations and gatefold, selected and edited Jen Bervin and Marta Werner; Preface by Susan Howe; Visual Index by Jen Bervin; Essay and Directory of the envelope writings by Marta Werner. 

Condition: New 

'The Gorgeous Nothings' is the the first full-colour facsimile edition of Emily Dickinson's manuscripts ever to appear. This deluxe edition includes full-scale reproductions of Dickinson's late writings, presenting this crucially important, experimental body of work exactly as she wrote it, on carefully deconstructed scraps of envelopes, each accompanied by a transcription to facilitate reading of the original. 'The Gorgeous Nothings' offers a never-before possible glimpse into the process of one our most important poets from her visually stunning manuscripts, here in a deluxe, large-scale edition. 

Known as "The Myth of Amherst" for her withdrawal from society while still a young women, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) had an inner life that was deeply emotional and intense. She know rapture and despair, pondered the wonder of God and the meaning of death. She broke tradition and was criticized for her seminal experiments with unorthodox phrasing, rhyme and broken meter, within concise verse forms, thus becoming an innovator and forerunner of modern poets.

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