Emily Dickinson on Death


Read by Libby Gohn

(4.5 stars; 19 reviews)

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 Read by Libby Gohn
02 - Autumn, 1876, to Dr. and Mrs. Holland 2:32 Read by Libby Gohn
03 - 'Let down the bars, O Death!' 0:39 Read by Libby Gohn
04 - 'Going to Heaven!' 1:16 Read by Libby Gohn
05 - 'Morns like these we parted' 0:47 Read by Libby Gohn
06 - 'I read my sentence steadily' 0:57 Read by Libby Gohn
07 - 'The only ghost I ever saw' 0:55 Read by Libby Gohn
08 - Memorials 1:07 Read by Libby Gohn
09 - The Journey 0:51 Read by Libby Gohn
10 - Going 1:13 Read by Libby Gohn
11 - 'If I should die' 0:58 Read by Libby Gohn
12 - Ghosts 1:05 Read by Libby Gohn
13 - 'What inn is this' 0:44 Read by Libby Gohn
14 - Till The End 1:05 Read by Libby Gohn
15 - The Chariot 1:13 Read by Libby Gohn
16 - 'Death is a dialogue' 0:40 Read by Libby Gohn
17 - At Length 0:55 Read by Libby Gohn
18 - Numen Lumen 1:00 Read by Libby Gohn
19 - 'I meant to find her when I came' 0:51 Read by Libby Gohn
20 - 'If I may have it when it's dead' 0:52 Read by Libby Gohn
21 - 'There's been a death in the opposite house' 1:14 Read by Libby Gohn
22 - 'After great pain, a formal feeling comes' 1:09 Read by Libby Gohn

Reviews


(4.5 stars)

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.