Specimen Days and Collect

Specimen Days and Collect

by Walt Whitman
     
 

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Published in 1882, Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time, principally the Civil War era and its aftermath, offer a rare excursion into the mind and heart of one of America's greatest poets. His intimate observations and reflections have profoundly deepened understanding of 19th-century American life.

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Published in 1882, Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time, principally the Civil War era and its aftermath, offer a rare excursion into the mind and heart of one of America's greatest poets. His intimate observations and reflections have profoundly deepened understanding of 19th-century American life.

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**** Reprint of the original edition (1882 & 1883). The opulent Godine reprint of 1971--now out of print--is cited in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486286419
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
08/15/1995
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,087,748
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.74(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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