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Leaves of Grass - Walt Whitman, Jerome Loving
Leaves of Grass
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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 metered line, discarding the obligatory rhyming scheme, and using the vernacular.... show more
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 metered line, discarding the obligatory rhyming scheme, and using the vernacular. 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 judgment of this autobiographical vision of the vigor of the American nation that has proved the more enduring.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780199539000 (0199539006)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 478
Edition language: English
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5.0 Ohimè! Oh Vita!
Impregnato di Natura, essere etereo, anima, realtà. La mia rivelazione. ♥
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5.0 Leaves of Grass
Walt Whitman was a visionary, a tolerant and kind man, who spoke out about injustices and did not allow himself to conform. Looking into the soul of human motivation and reaction, he purposefully chose everyday people to demonstrate his loftiest ideas. He had deep feelings about humanity's return to...
O! what Man will do fore a Rime!
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3.0 Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up -- for you the flag is flung -- for you the bugle trills, For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths -- for you the shores a-crowding, For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning; - Walt Whitman Excerpt from Memories of Preside...
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5.0 Leaves of Grass (Enriched Classics (Simon & Schuster))
Objasnio mi mene. Svaka kritika bi bila suvišna.
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Poetry is conquering my heart, little by little.
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