The Emily Dickinson Reader
An English-To-English Translation of Emily Dickinson's Complete Poems
By Paul Legault
(McSweeney's Books, Hardcover, 9781936365982, 247pp.)
Publication Date: August 2012
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Perfect for the poetry fan who is short on time, The Emily Dickinson Reader offers Paul Legault’s ingenious and madcap one-line renderings of each of Dickinson’s 1,789 poems. Take that familiar chestnut, #314, a la Legault: Hope is kind of like birds. In that I don’t have any.” Or the classic hymn, #615: God likes to watch.”
As Dickinson herself said in #769 (basically, via our translator): This dead person used to be a person!”and The Emily Dickinson Reader is here to tell you what that person meant.