Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

Selected Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)

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by Walt Whitman
     
 

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In his unconventional verse, Walt Whitman spoke in a powerful, sensual, oratorical, and inspiring voice. His most famous work, Leaves of Grass, was a long-term project that the poet compared to the building of a cathedral or the slow growth of a tree. During his lifetime, from 1819 to 1892, it went through nine editions. Today it is regarded as a landmark…  See more details below

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In his unconventional verse, Walt Whitman spoke in a powerful, sensual, oratorical, and inspiring voice. His most famous work, Leaves of Grass, was a long-term project that the poet compared to the building of a cathedral or the slow growth of a tree. During his lifetime, from 1819 to 1892, it went through nine editions. Today it is regarded as a landmark of American literature.
This volume contains 24 poems from Leaves of Grass, offering a generous sampling of Whitman's best and most representative verses. Featured works include "I Hear America Singing," "I Sing the Body Electric," "Song of the Open Road," "Out of Cradle Endlessly Rocking," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "O Captain! My Captain!" — all reprinted from an authoritative text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486268781
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
05/01/1991
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Edition description:
Dover Thrift
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author


One of America's most influential and innovative poets, Walt Whitman (1819–92) worked as a teacher, journalist, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War. Proclaimed as the nation's first "poet of democracy," Whitman reached out to common readers and opposed censorship with his overt celebrations of sexuality

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Selected Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved all of the Poems. It was really up lifting to read his writing before and after work! The fact that you can buy this book for only a buck really make me happy, because anyone can have access to Walt Whitmen. I am still amazed.