Leaves Of Grass by Walt WhitmanLeaves Of Grass by Walt Whitman

Leaves Of Grass

byWalt Whitman

Paper over Board | August 1, 2017

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An unabridged collection of classic verse speaking profoundly into the lives of readers today.

Leaves of Grass, featuring beloved poems such as 'Oh Captain! My Captain!' and 'Song of Myself,' was met with both scathing criticism and glowing praise when it was originally published in 1855. Arguably the best historical commentator of the nineteenth century, Walt Whitman continues to inspire readers today.

The most inclusive writer one might ever come across, Whitman wrote of laborers, mechanics, soldiers, mothers, carpenters, and prostitutes; this inclusivity stirred up controversy and earned bans, but also gained the attention of other literary greats like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

At a time when conversations concerning politics, race, class, and sexuality are at an all time high, Leaves of Grass which addresses the experience of multitudes, will resonate with readers today perhaps even more profoundly than in Whitman's own time.

Born in 1819, Walt Whitman became one of America's best-known poets before his death in 1892. Often called the 'father of free verse,' Whitman spent much of his life revising and augmenting his 'special and entire self-chosen poetic utterance,' Leaves of Grass.
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Title:Leaves Of GrassFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:448 pages, 8 × 5 × 1.45 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5 × 1.45 inPublished:August 1, 2017Publisher:Gibbs SmithLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1423647742

ISBN - 13:9781423647744

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read for text before redaction Read this to get the frothy American, pleasantly queer and democratic Whitman, before the market had him polishing off the lively bran for the processed gentry.
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic great book - really enjoyed this
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic great book - really enjoyed this
Date published: 2017-12-17