Read the Classics this summer….
Here are 10 classics that are worth reading (or re-reading) this summer.
All of these are available in FREE ebook editions, or I suspect that your local library will have a copy of most of these.
Enjoy, and share these with your friends! Maybe you can even get a group together to read one or more of these classics…
Emily Dickinson is now considered a powerful and persistent figure in American culture. Although much of the early reception concentrated on Dickinson’s eccentric and secluded nature, she has become widely acknowledged as an innovative, pre-modernist poet. As early as 1891, William Dean Howells wrote that “If nothing else had come out of our life but this strange poetry, we should feel that in the work of Emily Dickinson, America, or New England rather, had made a distinctive addition to the literature of the world, and could not be left out of any record of it.” Twentieth-century critic Harold Bloom has placed her alongside Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot, and Hart Crane as a major American poet, and among twenty-six of the greatest Western Writers of all time.
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