Song of Myself

Song of Myself

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by Walt Whitman
     
 

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Considered by many to be the quintessential American poet, Walt Whitman (1819-92) exerted a profound influence on all the American poets who came after him. And it was with this inspired, oceanic medley, "Song of Myself" (which in the first editions of Leaves of Grass was still nameless), that this great poet first made himself known to the world.
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Considered by many to be the quintessential American poet, Walt Whitman (1819-92) exerted a profound influence on all the American poets who came after him. And it was with this inspired, oceanic medley, "Song of Myself" (which in the first editions of Leaves of Grass was still nameless), that this great poet first made himself known to the world.
Readers familiar with the later, more widely published versions of Leaves of Grass will find this first version of "Song of Myself" new, surprising, and often superior to the later versions — and exhilarating in the freshness of its vision. In this inexpensive edition, this enormously influential work will especially delight students, teachers, and any devotee of Walt Whitman.

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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:
9780486414102
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/15/2001
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions Series
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
107,183
Product dimensions:
5.16(w) x 8.23(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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