Essential Whitman by Walt WhitmanEssential Whitman by Walt Whitman

Essential Whitman

byWalt Whitman

Paperback | March 14, 2006

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From the introduction by Galway Kinnell:

The poems of Walt Whitman meant little to me when I read them in high school and college. Luckily, when I was teaching at the University of Grenoble in my late twenties, I was required to give a course on Whitman. My experience of Leaves of Grass then was intense. . . . Soon I understood that poetry could be transcendent, hymn-like, a cosmic song, and yet remain idolatrously attached to the creatures and things of our world. . . . Once again, as when I first began writing, it seemed it might be possible to say everything in poetry.

Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York in 1819. He spent most of his early life in Brooklyn where he served as editor for a number of newspapers for brief periods. His first major work,Leaves of Grass, was published in 1855 and was subsequently published in nine enlarged editions throughout his lifetime. In 1862 in the midst of...
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Title:Essential WhitmanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.12 × 4.5 × 0.52 inPublished:March 14, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060887923

ISBN - 13:9780060887926

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