The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson
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The daughter of a lawyer from Amherst, Massachusets, Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was initially a vivacious, outgoing person, but she progressively withdrew into a reclusive existence. Emily was a truly undiscovered genius during her lifetime and astonishingly only seven out of her total 1,775 poems were published prior to her death. She had an immense breadth of vision and a passionate intensity and awe for life, love, nature, time and eternity. Originally branded an eccentric, Emily Dickinso is now recognized as a major poet of great depth, startling originality and courage - for as she wrote:'Assent and you are sane;/Demur, you're straightaway dangerous/And handled with a chain'.