Leaves of Grass by Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass

byWalt WhitmanEditorJerome Loving

Paperback | December 13, 2008

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 60 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


Whitman is today regarded as America's Homer or Dante, and his work the touchstone for literary originality in the New World. In Leaves of Grass, he abandoned the rules of traditional poetry - breaking the standard metred line, discarding the obligatory rhyming scheme, and using thevernacular. Emily Dickinson condemned his sexual and physiological allusions as `disgraceful', but Emerson saw the book as the `most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed'. A century later it is his judgement of this autobiographical vision of the vigour of theAmerican nation that has proved the more enduring. This is the most up-to-date edition for student use, with full critical apparatus.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. Jerome Loving is a Professor of English at Texas A and M University.
Title:Leaves of GrassFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:512 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.14 inShipping dimensions:7.72 × 5.08 × 1.14 inPublished:December 13, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199539006

ISBN - 13:9780199539000