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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP

A collection of quintessentially American poems, the seminal work of one of the most influential writers of the nineteenth century.

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:

A concise introduction that gives readers important background information

A chronology of the author's life and work

A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context

An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations

Detailed explanatory notes

Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work

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Synopsis:

Whitman's immortal collection includes some of the greatest poems of modern times, including his masterpiece, "Song of Myself." Shattering standard conventions, it stands as an unabashed celebration of body and nature.

Synopsis:

This deluxe 150th anniversary edition of Whitman's masterwork features the complete text of the 1855 poem in its original and complete form, with a specially commissioned introductory essay by bestselling critic Harold Bloom.

Synopsis:

Whitman's immortal collection includes some of the greatest poems of modern times, including his masterpiece, "Song of Myself." Shattering standard conventions, it stands as an unabashed celebration of body and nature.

Synopsis:

In 1855, Walt Whitman published and#8212; at his own expense and#8212; the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume ofand#160;twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, theand#160;writing is distinguished byand#160;an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as "immoral." Whitman continued evolving Leaves of Grass despite the controversy, growing his influential work decades after its first appearance by adding new poems with each new printing.

This edition presents the originaland#160;twelve poems from Whitman's premier 1855 publication of Leaves of Grass. Included are some of the greatest poems of modern times: "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "There Was a Child Went Forth," works that continue toand#160;upset conventional notions of beauty and originality even today.

About the Author

One of America's most influential and innovative poets, Walt Whitman (1819and#8211;92) worked as a teacher, journalist, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War. Proclaimed as the nation's first "poet of democracy," Whitman reached out to common readers and opposed censorship with his overt celebrations of sexuality

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ISBN:
9780486456768
Author:
Whitman, Walt
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Whitman Walt
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Inspirational & Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Original 1855 Edition
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.25 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Whitman's immortal collection includes some of the greatest poems of modern times, including his masterpiece, "Song of Myself." Shattering standard conventions, it stands as an unabashed celebration of body and nature.
"Synopsis" by , This deluxe 150th anniversary edition of Whitman's masterwork features the complete text of the 1855 poem in its original and complete form, with a specially commissioned introductory essay by bestselling critic Harold Bloom.
"Synopsis" by ,
Whitman's immortal collection includes some of the greatest poems of modern times, including his masterpiece, "Song of Myself." Shattering standard conventions, it stands as an unabashed celebration of body and nature.
"Synopsis" by ,
In 1855, Walt Whitman published and#8212; at his own expense and#8212; the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume ofand#160;twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, theand#160;writing is distinguished byand#160;an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as "immoral." Whitman continued evolving Leaves of Grass despite the controversy, growing his influential work decades after its first appearance by adding new poems with each new printing.

This edition presents the originaland#160;twelve poems from Whitman's premier 1855 publication of Leaves of Grass. Included are some of the greatest poems of modern times: "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "There Was a Child Went Forth," works that continue toand#160;upset conventional notions of beauty and originality even today.

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