Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

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by Walt Whitman
     
 

As Malcolm Cowley says in his Introduction, the first edition of Leaves of Grass "might be called the buried masterpiece of American writing," for it exhibits "Whitman at his best, Whitman at his freshest in vision and boldest in language, Whitman transformed by a new experience." Cowley has taken the first edition from its narrow circulation among scholars,… See more details below

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As Malcolm Cowley says in his Introduction, the first edition of Leaves of Grass "might be called the buried masterpiece of American writing," for it exhibits "Whitman at his best, Whitman at his freshest in vision and boldest in language, Whitman transformed by a new experience." Cowley has taken the first edition from its narrow circulation among scholars, faithfully edited it, added his own Introduction and Whitman's original Introduction (which never appeared in any other edition during Whitman's life), and returned it to the common readership for whom the great poet intended it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780942208085
Publisher:
Bandanna Books
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Series:
Humanist Classics Series
Edition description:
Original 1855 Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction and Celebrationvii
Suggestions for Further Readingxxxix
Facsimile Frontispiece2
Facsimile Title Page3
Whitman's Preface5
Song of Myself28
A Song for Occupations97
To Think of Time109
The Sleepers117
I Sing the Body Electric129
Faces137
Song of the Answerer142
Europe: The 72d and 73d Years of These States146
A Boston Ballad148
There Was a Child Went Forth151
Who Learns My Lesson Complete?154
Great Are the Myths156

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