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Emily Dickinson on Death

Gelesen von Libby Gohn

(4,5 Sterne; 19 Bewertungen)

Emily Dickinson is one of the most intriguing of American poets. Since she grew increasingly reclusive, very few of her poems were published until after her death. This collection includes two letters Dickinson wrote to her friends on the occasion of the deaths of her friend, Mr. Humphrey, and her brother, Austin. The rest of collection consists of her poetry on the subject of death. (Summary by Libby Gohn) (0 hr 28 min)

Chapters

01 - Amherst, January 2, 1851, to Mrs. Strong

5:59

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02 - Autumn, 1876, to Dr. and Mrs. Holland

2:32

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03 - 'Let down the bars, O Death!'

0:39

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04 - 'Going to Heaven!'

1:16

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05 - 'Morns like these we parted'

0:47

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06 - 'I read my sentence steadily'

0:57

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07 - 'The only ghost I ever saw'

0:55

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08 - Memorials

1:07

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09 - The Journey

0:51

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10 - Going

1:13

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11 - 'If I should die'

0:58

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12 - Ghosts

1:05

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13 - 'What inn is this'

0:44

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14 - Till The End

1:05

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15 - The Chariot

1:13

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16 - 'Death is a dialogue'

0:40

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17 - At Length

0:55

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18 - Numen Lumen

1:00

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19 - 'I meant to find her when I came'

0:51

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20 - 'If I may have it when it's dead'

0:52

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21 - 'There's been a death in the opposite house'

1:14

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22 - 'After great pain, a formal feeling comes'

1:09

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Bewertungen

(4,5 Sterne)

Dickinson, magnificent as usual. The gravitas of each sentence just stump all over your core. The selection of poetry is really good, but I'm not sure Miss Gohn is the right person to read poems. She did a good job in the technical parts of the reading, however she was a matter-of-fact type of rhythm that doesn't play along too well with the pacing of poetry (especially if it's "sparkly" like some of Dickinson's poems, however somber they may appear by their content). She was pleasantly good, but not mind-blowing good. With the letters, however, she did an excellent job. I would like to hear Miss Gohn in essays and more epistles. I'm quite sure she'll excel at that.