Selected Poems of Edith Wharton
The celebrated American novelist and short story writer Edith Wharton, author of The House of ...more
I'd definitely recommend this to fans of Wharton and poetry readers in general.
This collection includes Wharton's poetry that she wrote throughout her life.
Like all poetry collections, some are better than others depending on your interests. While I do prefer Wharton's novels, I'm glad we have access to these poems.
My main issue with this book is its publication. The editor, Irene Goldman-Price, chose to organize this collection in arbitrary themes of her own interpretation. While these themes can make the poems more accessible to readers, it's also restricting for r ...more
Of course, if you’re picking up a copy of Selected Poems of Edith Wharton (Scribner), assembled by editor and Wharton scholar Irene Goldman-Price, you’re li ...more
Selected Poems of Edith Wharton is an excellent collection of poems by the author most of us know as a novelist (see House of Mirth and The Age of Innocence). Editor Irene Goldman-Price does an excellent job bringing together published and previously un-published poems to create a portrait of Wharton's life.
The book is divided by theme rather than by year. This would work well in a college classroom. If ...more
Edith Wharton is a well-known writer and classic poet. She is someone who many people read, admire, love, and recommend. I don’t know why I requested this collection for review. I think I was under the impression that I liked poetry from this century which is confusing because I hate most romantic poets. I gave this collection a shot, but I loathed it. There was not a lot to love for me. I think at first, I loved this collection, but the more I read, the less...more
Selected Poems of Edith Wharton
by Edith Wharton; Irene Goldman-Price
Pub Date 09 Jul 2019
I am reviewing a copy of Selected Poems Of Edith Wharton through Scribner and Netgalley:
Despite Poetry being one of the most difficult genres Review, because poetry is such a personal experience, everyone can read the same poem and come up with a different interpretation.
Edith Wharton is well known for her fiction but over her career she wrote many poems as well, in various forms dealing with ev ...more
The poetic style of each poem is quite different, I am no literature student so I can't comment much on the style and metre. All I can say is enjoyed reading the book. Like any poem, unless you are reading some 21st century instagram poetry, you have to read almost every poem at least twice to understand the deeper meaning.
One poem a ...more
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*All opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review. ...more
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Edith Wharton is a truly iconic writer, known for her imagery. Even though poetry may not have been her focus throughout most of her writing career, it was always a thread that flowed through her. I love the emotional nature of her poetry, how it allows us to see a little more into her heart and mind. It's also, like her short stories and novels, full of wonderful descriptions.
This is a great collection for fans o ...more
These poems showcase an introspective side of Wharton, observant and attuned to her surroundings. All of the innocence and candor found in her novels is evident here, but accentuated by a hint of vulnerability often shrouded in her prose. The editor's explanation of each poem's setting enhanced the understanding of Wharton's voice and intent. This is a wonderful selection that is going on my keeper shelf as t ...more
I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy free of charge. This is my honest and unbiased opinion of it.