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The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics) - Walt Whitman, Francis Murphy
The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)
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In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work that defined him as one of America’s most influential voices and that he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and intensity, it spoke of politics, sexual emancipation, and what it meant to be an American.... show more
In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work that defined him as one of America’s most influential voices and that he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and intensity, it spoke of politics, sexual emancipation, and what it meant to be an American. From the joyful “Song of Myself” and “I Sing the Body Electric” to the elegiac “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” Whitman’s art fuses oratory, journalism, and song in a vivid celebration of humanity. Containing all Whitman’s known poetic work, this edition reprints the final, or “deathbed,” edition of Leaves of Grass (1891–92). Earlier versions of many poems are also given, including the 1855 “Song of Myself.”
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140424515 (0140424512)
ASIN: 140424512
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 912
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
5.0 The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics)
AcknowledgementsTable of DatesIntroductionFurther ReadingA Note on the Text--LEAVES OF GRASSInscriptions--One's-Self I Sing--As I Ponder'd in Silence--In Cabin'd Ships at Sea--To Foreign Lands--To a Historian--To Thee Old Cause--Eidólons--For Him I Sing--When I Read the Book--Beginning My Studies--B...
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2.0 In the highest possible register
Whitman starts off in a grandiose and expansive style and never shifts from it, staying in the highest possible register at all times. While his poems are individually titled they form a single mass of life-affirmation and Whitman's own style of patriotism and religious devotion.Most interesting to ...
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