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Whitman: The Mystic Poets

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Walt Whitman was the most innovative and influential poet of the nineteenth century. His examination of the world around him — from the intimate to the cosmic — transcends time and place. His verse, though seemingly personal, lends a voice to the entire human race that speaks for universal harmony, universal love. This beautiful sampling of Whitman's work offers a glimpse into his themes of love for country, love for others, and deepening our understanding of self. Viewing Whitman as a mystic poet illuminates the influences of spirituality, music, and nature that made his poems beloved by people of all faiths and nationalities.
Whitman: The Mystic Poets
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The ideal introduction to the spirituality of the beloved American poet.
Walt Whitman (1819-1892), arguably one of America's most influential and innovative poets, was born into a working-class family in West Hills, New York, and grew up in Brooklyn. His "Leaves of Grass, " from which "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer" comes, is considered one of the central volumes in the history of world poetry. While most other major writers of his time enjoyed a highly structured, classical education at private institutions, Whitman forged his own rough and informal curriculum, and his brief stint at teaching suggests that Whitman employed what were then progressive techniqu
Author
Walt Whitman
Short Title
WHITMAN
Publisher
Skylight Paths Publishing
Series
Mystic Poets
Language
English
ISBN-10
1594730415
ISBN-13
9781594730412
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
DEWEY
811.3
Year
2004
Publication Date
2004-10-31
Imprint
SkyLight Paths Publishing,US
Subtitle
The Mystic Poets
Place of Publication
Woodstock
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
Long Island, NY, US
Birth
1819
Death
1892
Pages
192
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