9780819570697-0819570699-A Spicing of Birds: Poems by Emily Dickinson (The Driftless Series)

A Spicing of Birds: Poems by Emily Dickinson (The Driftless Series)

ISBN-13: 9780819570697
ISBN-10: 0819570699
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dickinson, Emily
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Format: Hardcover 112 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780819570697
ISBN-10: 0819570699
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Dickinson, Emily
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Format: Hardcover 112 pages

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Acknowledged authors Dickinson, Emily wrote A Spicing of Birds: Poems by Emily Dickinson (The Driftless Series) comprising 112 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0819570699 and 9780819570697. Since then A Spicing of Birds: Poems by Emily Dickinson (The Driftless Series) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A Spicing of Birds is a unique and beautifully illustrated anthology, pairing poems from one of America's most revered poets with evocative classic ornithological art. Emily Dickinson had a great love of birds―in her collected poems, birds are mentioned 222 times, sometimes as the core inspiration of the poem. However, in existing anthologies of Dickinson's work, little acknowledgment is made of her close connection to birds. This book contains thirty-seven of Dickinson's poems featuring birds common to New England. Many lesser-known poems are brought to light, renewing our appreciation for Dickinson's work.

The editors' introduction draws extensively from Dickinson's letters, providing fascinating insights into her relationship with birds. The illustrations, by late 18th century to early 20th century artists/ornithologists, are often so apt as to seem to have been created with the poems in mind. Included are beautiful watercolors by Mark Catesby, engravings of John James Audubon's paintings, illustrations by Alexander Wilson, chromo-lithographs by Robert Ridgway (curator of birds at the National Museum for some fifty years), paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes, and some of the earliest bird photographs by Cordelia Stanwood. The editors also discuss the development and growth of birding in the nineteenth century as well as the evolution of field guides and early conservation efforts. Brief biographies of the artists are included in an appendix. This book is an eloquent tribute to the special place held by birds in our lives and imaginations, and will make an ideal gift for both birders and poetry readers.

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