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Agreed with the other "ones"
Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2011
I was excited (not to mention naive) to think I could get the Franklin ed. of Dickinson's poetry for a mere 99 cents. But then I saw that the ed. is only the old Todd-Higginson, which is free elsewhere. I would pay, say, 10 bucks for the Franklin, but it's apparently not available for Kindle. Shame. Neither is the slightly less authoritative Johnson ed. from the '50s. It's sad that, by and large, the Dickinson most people read and have read--in books, websites, and now e-readers--is bad versions of her poetry. Emily liked the dashes above all, and Higginson, among others, arrogantly "corrected" Emily's poetry for her, since she was not a "professional poet." Well, no one needs (or needed) to "correct" Dickinson's poems for her. They are very great, almost all 1800 of them. They are little gems, filled with wonder, elliptical diction, symbols that work in multiple ways, doubts, love for nature, love for love, and a great working knowledge of the ideas (and pop culture) of her day. So get with it, somebody, give us Kindle readers the Dickinson we deserve! What we have now is fine for someone living in 1900, but we are, or should be, beyond that.