Walt Whitman: Poetry and Prose

Walt Whitman: Poetry and Prose


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780940450028
Publisher: Library of America
Publication date: 05/28/1982
Series: Library of America Series
Pages: 1380
Sales rank: 135,429
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island and educated in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a printer's devil, journeyman compositor, itinerant schoolteacher, editor, and unofficial nurse to Northern and Southern soldiers.

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Walt Whitman: Poetry and Prose 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unfortunately, the publishers of this book have forgotten the basis of making print materials more user friendly--in particular, don't justify text needlessly. This is not a newspaper; it is a piece of literature and should be treated as such. Those of us who are dedicated to reading Whitman won't even notice, but what about the student who struggles with the prose?
Guest More than 1 year ago
Obviously Whitman is the 'great American poet' of the 19th and 20th century, and his style has influenced seemingly every writer since. His essay's are tedious to get through, but interesting in comparison as they show clearly the lonely man trying to reach out and connect to his readers through his songs. This book (and all the 'library of america' series for that matter)is spectaculary edited, and, considering that it contains Whitman's life work, is very portable and easily fits into a backpack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was great. I also read 'Cascade' by Dennis Klett and found it to be wonderful. Very real, emotional poetry.
acommonreader on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Very heavy - good for library, not good for beach reading - thin paper and small print. (need smaller book to tote in bag).Song of Myself... very tolerant and accepting of others (from all walks of life).