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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

John Adams
David McCullough
Chicago Poems
Carl Sandburg
Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Hello, Miss Dickinson

The Complete Poems - Emily Dickinson, Thomas H. Johnson

I read "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson," as edited by Thomas H. Johnson, from cover to cover when I was an undergraduate. In the subsequent years, I've dipped in and out from time to time, as the spirit moved me.


Since the beginning of 2016, I have been reading it straight through, again. This time, I read each poem aloud at least once - an experience everyone should have, I believe. I finished earlier this month.


I have no deep insights to offer at this time. Basically, just bragging.