Leaves Of Grass by Walt WhitmanLeaves Of Grass by Walt Whitman

Leaves Of Grass

byWalt Whitman

Paperback | September 1, 1995

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In his quest for a truly native idiom, Walt Whitman (1819-1892) incarnated the American geography and its people in a new and transcendent poetic form. His monumental work, Leaves of Grass, celebrates sexuality, gender equality, and the astonishing beauty of the everyday. For Whitman, "The true use for the imaginative faculty of modern times is to give ultimate vivification to facts, to science and to common lives, endowing them with glows and glories and final illustriousness which belong to real things, and to real things only."This complete edition of Leaves of Grass, which includes "Sands at Seventy" (from November Boughs) and "Good-bye My Fancy," contains those poems that have become part of the great American literature, including "Song of Myself," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "O Captain, My Captain."
WALT WHITMAN, one of the great innovators in nineteenth-century Anglo-American literature, was born in West Hills, Long Island, on May 31, 1819. The fact that there were Quakers on both sides of Whitman's family may explain his indifference to religious orthodoxy as well as his insistence on the importance of individual experience and ...
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Title:Leaves Of GrassFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:427 pages, 8.35 × 5.39 × 0.91 inShipping dimensions:8.35 × 5.39 × 0.91 inPublished:September 1, 1995Publisher:PrometheusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1573920401

ISBN - 13:9781573920407

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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