The Gorgeous Nothings

The Gorgeous Nothings

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The Gorgeous Nothings is a pivotal book: the first full-color publication of Emily Dickinson’s complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts, here in a deluxe, large-scale edition
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.

Baker & Taylor
Features full-color reproductions of the reclusive poet's writings on scraps of envelopes exactly as she wrote them, and accompanying transcriptions of fifty-two of these works.

& Taylor

This deluxe, large-scale edition features full-color reproductions of the reclusive Amherst poet's writings on scraps of envelopes exactly as she wrote them and accompanying transcriptions of 52 of these works. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Christine Burgin/New Directions, c2013
ISBN: 9780811221757
Branch Call Number: 811.4 DIC
Characteristics: 255 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Werner, Marta
Bervin, Jen


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A beautiful book!!! After searching for some books containing poems by Emily D., I found this one and immediately put it in my check out pile because it was so beautifully put together. One problem: as I tried reading it, it was a bit of a challenge because of the way that they didn't arrange the words so that it would be easy to read. Instead it is printed out as a picture of the exact way she wrote it.

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