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Leaves of Grass (150th Anniversary Edition)

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ISBN13: 9780451529732
ISBN10: 0451529731
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This collection remains the incomparable achievement of one of America's greatest poets-a passionate man who loved his country and wrote of it as no other has ever done.

Synopsis:

Ralph Waldo Emerson issued a call for a great poet to capture and immortalize the unique American experience. In 1855, an answer came with Leaves of Grass.

 

Today, this masterful collection remains not only a seminal event in American literature but also the incomparable achievement of one of Americas greatest poets—an exuberant, passionate man who loved his country and wrote of it as no other has ever done. Walt Whitman was a singer, thinker, visionary, and citizen extraordinaire. Thoreau called Whitman “probably the greatest democrat that ever lived,” and Emerson judged Leaves of Grass as “the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed.”

 

The text presented here is that of the “Deathbed” or ninth edition of Leaves of Grass, published in 1892. The content and grouping of poems is the version authorized by Whitman himself for the final and complete edition of his masterpiece.

 

With a foreword by Billy Collins, an afterword by Peter Davison, and a new introduction by Elisabeth Panttaja Brink

 

Synopsis:

This collection remains the incomparable achievement of one of America's greatest poets-a passionate man who loved his country and wrote of it as no other has ever done.

About the Author

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island and educated in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a printer's devil, journeyman compositor, itinerant schoolteacher, editor, and unofficial nurse to Northern and Southern soldiers.

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librarylapin, August 10, 2011 (view all comments by librarylapin)
I am a huge fan of Walt Whitman. I love Leaves of Grass and recently purchased this anniversary edition. It is compact and I am able to carry it around with me even though it is the last edition and includes all of the Leaves of Grass poems. This edition is also a great gift for anyone who is being introduced to this great poet's work.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780451529732
Foreword:
Collins, Billy
Afterword:
Davison, Peter
Foreword by:
Collins, Billy
Foreword:
Collins, Billy
Author:
Davison, Peter
Author:
Whitman Walt
Author:
Collins, Billy
Author:
Allen, Gay Wilson
Afterword by:
Davison, Peter
Afterword:
Davison, Peter
Publisher:
Signet Classics
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Leaves of Grass (150th Anniversary Edition)
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"Synopsis" by ,
Ralph Waldo Emerson issued a call for a great poet to capture and immortalize the unique American experience. In 1855, an answer came with Leaves of Grass.

 

Today, this masterful collection remains not only a seminal event in American literature but also the incomparable achievement of one of Americas greatest poets—an exuberant, passionate man who loved his country and wrote of it as no other has ever done. Walt Whitman was a singer, thinker, visionary, and citizen extraordinaire. Thoreau called Whitman “probably the greatest democrat that ever lived,” and Emerson judged Leaves of Grass as “the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed.”

 

The text presented here is that of the “Deathbed” or ninth edition of Leaves of Grass, published in 1892. The content and grouping of poems is the version authorized by Whitman himself for the final and complete edition of his masterpiece.

 

With a foreword by Billy Collins, an afterword by Peter Davison, and a new introduction by Elisabeth Panttaja Brink

 

"Synopsis" by ,

This collection remains the incomparable achievement of one of America's greatest poets-a passionate man who loved his country and wrote of it as no other has ever done.

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