ENDURING LETTERATURA ILLUMINATA DALLA PRATICA BORSA
Una raccolta di poesie tipicamente americane, il lavoro seminale di uno dei più influenti scrittori del XIX secolo.
QUESTA EDIZIONE ARRICCHITA CLASSICA COMPRENDE:
Un'introduzione concisa che fornisce ai lettori informazioni importanti
Una cronologia della vita e l'opera dell'autore
Una cronologia di eventi significativi che fornisce il contesto storico del libro
Un contorno di temi chiave e i punti di trama per aiutare i lettori a formare le proprie interpretazioni
Dettagliate note esplicative
Analisi critica, tra cui il moderne e contemporanee prospettive sul lavoro
Domande di discussione per promuovere l'interazione di gruppo in Aula e libro vivace
Un elenco di libri consigliati relativi film e per ampliare l'esperienza del lettore
Classici arricchiti offrono ai lettori edizioni a prezzi accessibili di grandi opere della letteratura arricchito da utili note e commenti penetranti. La borsa di studio fornita in classici arricchito consente ai lettori di apprezzare, capire e godere i libri migliori del mondo s per il loro pieno potenziale.
Walter Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.
Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War in addition to publishing his poetry. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842). Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. After a stroke towards the end of his life, he moved to Camden, New Jersey where his health further declined. He died at age 72 and his funeral became a public spectacle.
Whitman's sexuality is often discussed alongside his poetry. Though he is usually labeled as either homosexual or bisexual, it is unclear if Whitman ever had a sexual relationship with another man. Whitman was concerned with politics throughout his life. He supported the Wilmot Proviso and opposed the extension of slavery generally, but did not believe in the abolitionist movement.