Song of Myself

Song of Myself

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by Walt Whitman
     
 

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It was with this first version of 'Song of Myself,' from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world. Readers familiar with the later, revised editions will find this first version new, surprising, and often superior to the revisions, and exhilarating in the freshness of its vision.

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It was with this first version of 'Song of Myself,' from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world. Readers familiar with the later, revised editions will find this first version new, surprising, and often superior to the revisions, and exhilarating in the freshness of its vision.

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   • "Whitman had a fluid personality that made him able to "merge" invisibly, and with great empathy, with the images of other people and events that lodged in his mind... unprecedented assembling of rhythm, sound, language and images." —New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780146001895
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
08/01/1996
Series:
Classic, 60s Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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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Song of Myself 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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I first heard about this book when I was reading "Paper Towns" by John Green. Instantly I knew I had to buy it--I mean if John Green writed about it it has to he good, right? I was not disapointed. I highly recommend this book to poetry fanatics. Happy Reading, Z Hawthorn
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