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In the Night I Dreamed of You - Poems of Love, Dreams, & DeathAuthor: Amy Levy E-book
“In the Night I Dreamed of You” is a collection of poetry by British poet Amy Levy connected through the common themes of love, dreams, and death. Levy suffered with major depression, growing worse as she got closer to her 30s and becoming aware of her growing deafness. Although showing such talents at a young age, Levy took her own life 2 months before her 28th birthday. This collection looks into the mind of this struggling poet and perhaps her final poetic thoughts and struggles with depression. Contents include: “New Love, New Life”, “Impotens”, “Youth and Love”, “The Dream”, “On the Threshold”, “The Birch-Tree at Loschwitz”, “In the Night”, “Borderland”, “At Dawn”, “Last Words”, “June”, “Reminiscence”, “The Sequel to 'A Reminiscence'”, “In the Mile End Road”, “Contradictions”, “Twilight”, and “In September”. Amy Judith Levy (1861–1889) was a British poet, novelist, and essayist. She was notably the first Jewish woman to study at Cambridge university, and she became well-known for her feminist positions as well as her romantic relationships with both male and female political and literature figures. Other works by this author include: “Xantippe and Other Verse” (1881), “The Romance of a Shop” (1888), and “Miss Meredith” (1889). As part of our poetry imprint "Ragged Hand" Read & Co. is proudly publishing this brand new collection of classic poetry complete with an introductory biography of the author by Richard Garnett.