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Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings

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If you’re like me, you love original manuscripts — that is, the actual pieces of paper an author wrote on and corrected. It’s even better when there are coffee stains or odd bits of marginalia. Well, it seems that Emily Dickinson wrote a lot of late poems on the backs of envelopes. Thanks to Marta Werner and Jen Bervin, we can look at full-size photographs of these rarities and read the poems exactly as Dickinson wrote them.

I’m linking to this site because it has a nice viewing system and you can spend a little time going over a number of images from the book. Last I checked, it’s available for less at Amazon (natch).

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6 comments on “Emily Dickinson: The Gorgeous Nothings

  1. sknicholls
    February 20, 2014

    I had tons of scratch papers when I wrote and researched for RC&R. I kept only a couple printed manuscripts of the original and trashed the rest. My daughter had a fit.

  2. 1WriteWay
    February 21, 2014

    Very cool 😉

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