The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems

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.

Text: Bervin Jen, Howe Susan et al. cm 24×31; pp. 272; hardcover. Publisher: New Directions, New York, 2013.

ISBN: 9780811221757 | 081122175X
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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.

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