My Letter to the World and Other Poems

My Letter to the World and Other Poems

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My Letter to the World and Other Poems by Emily Dickinson is brilliantly illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. The artist's interpretation displays a rich understanding of Dickinson's poetry, which is known for its economy, unexpected imagery and hauntingly personal point of view. Arsenault has created a subtle meditation on Dickinson's life and its intersection with her verse. In the dream-like illustrations, the poet - sometimes serene, often sad and always enigmatic - is an omnipresent figure in her ghostly white dress. Dickinson's "letters," the words she left to the world, have found their ideal visual complement.
Publisher: Toronto : KCP Poetry, [2008?].
ISBN: 9781554531035
1554531039
9781554533398
1554533392
Branch Call Number: 811.4 D553m
Characteristics: [48] p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Arsenault, Isabelle 1978-

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Apr 13, 2019

With a big book of poems, or a large collection aiming at thoroughness there is a risk that the number of poems on a page interfere with one another, and the desire to read the collection encourages a hurried (rather than an open-mindedly meditative) reading. This little book outflanks these dangers and allows for near effortless perception and appreciation.

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D_Kyle
Apr 03, 2018

So beautifully realized by Isabelle Arsenault's delicate and haunting drawings. If I had a complaint, it would be that the book is so brief - but this is perhaps the way of something so lovely, and the poems she has chosen are as powerful as the drawings that illustrate them.

If you're a fan of Arsenault's work, she's illustrated many children's books that are easy for adults to enjoy as well.

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DavidB
Feb 11, 2009

I've found the 'Visions in Poetry' series to be hit and miss. But this small collection of Emily's works is a visceral HIT.

The Illustrations are beautifully gentle, elegant and fragile which invoke my feelings of the Author. Lovingly applied water colours and pencil crayons. After picking up this volume I went out and read more of Emily's Poems. What higher praise can there be for an illustrator or a book series.

Once again, I think the illustrations are beautiful.

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DavidB
Sep 01, 2009

How dreary -- to be -- Somebody! How public -- like a Frog -- To tell one's name -- the livelong June -- To an admiring Bog!”

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DavidB
Feb 13, 2009

This is my letter to the World that never wrote to Me--

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