Fifty Poems of Emily Dickinson

By Emily Dickinson
Produced by New Millennium Audio
Read by Stephanie Beacham , Glenda Jackson , Sharon Stone , and Meryl Streep

The Classics Read by Celebrities Series

0.63 Hours 12/01/2007 unabridged
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Four well-known actresses read these poems by one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. Beginning always with particulars of personal experience, her poems encompass life and death, love and longing, joyfulness and sorrow. With sparse, precise language, she conveys a penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths.

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Summary

Summary

Four well-known actresses read these poems by one of the greatest American poets of the nineteenth century. Beginning always with particulars of personal experience, her poems encompass life and death, love and longing, joyfulness and sorrow. With sparse, precise language, she conveys a penetrating vision of the natural world and an acute understanding of the most profound human truths.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The quality of her writing is profoundly stirring, because it betrays, not the intellectual pioneer, but the acutely observant woman, whose capacity for feeling was profound. Atlantic Monthly
“Read by a group of very talented celebrity women such as Meryl Streep, Sharon Stone, and Alfre Woodard, these pieces lean toward the somber side of Dickinson’s work (which, as her fans know, is very somber indeed).”  Amazon.com, editorial review
“An enjoyable performance.”  Audiofile
“If there were ever a poet whose work begged to be heard, it would be Dickinson.”  Library Journal

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Author Bio: Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson (1830–1886) was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Throughout her life, she seldom left her house, and visitors were scarce. The people with whom she did come in contact, however, had an enormous impact on her thoughts and poetry. By the 1860s, she lived in almost total physical isolation from the outside world but actively maintained many correspondences and read widely. Her poetry reflects her loneliness, and the speakers of her poems generally live in a state of want, but her poems are also marked by the intimate recollection of inspirational moments which are decidedly life-giving and suggest the possibility of happiness. The first volume of her work was published posthumously in 1890 and the last in 1955.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 0.63
Audience: Adult
Language: English