Walt Whitman: Selected Poems (Phoenix Poetry)

Walt Whitman: Selected Poems (Phoenix Poetry)

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by Walt Whitman
     
 

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I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
—From Song of Myself

Celebrate the poetry of one of America's greatest writers. Best known for his anthology Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman truly captured the country's spirit as

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I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
—From Song of Myself

Celebrate the poetry of one of America's greatest writers. Best known for his anthology Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman truly captured the country's spirit as it began to mature; all the issues that concerned this growing democracy—from immigration and race to the plight of working men and women—became the subject of his poems. Among the masterpieces represented here are There Was a Child Went Forth; Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking; I Sing the Body Electric; and A Clear Midnight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753816660
Publisher:
Phoenix
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Phoenix Poetry Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.60(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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Walt Whitman: Selected Poems (American Poets Project) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whitman's revisions and self-censorship -- which he felt necessary to protect his reputation as 'the good gray poet,' having lived into the era when people began to be consciously aware of 'homosexuality' -- significantly weakened his work.

This edition, which collects about half of Whitman's poetry, almost always in its original form, is -- pardon the cliché -- a breath of fresh air. Whitman's work is again vigorous and exciting. It's a must-have for anyone even remotely interested in Whitman -- especially those who don't like his poetry.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it was so awesome. Since i thought it was so awesome i tried eating it after i read the book. It was very good too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was good and sad but anyone who likes back than you will love it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!