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Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman


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PUBLISHED: 31st July 1961
ISBN: 9780140421996
ANNOTATION:
"Leaves of Grass" inaugurated a new voice, style, and optimistic, bombastic vision into American letters, one that took the nation itself as subject. Unlike many other editions of "Leaves of Grass", which reproduce various short early editions, our new "Deathbed" version presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form.
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  • Paperback
    $18.39
PUBLISHED: 31st July 1961
ISBN: 9780140421996
ANNOTATION:
"Leaves of Grass" inaugurated a new voice, style, and optimistic, bombastic vision into American letters, one that took the nation itself as subject. Unlike many other editions of "Leaves of Grass", which reproduce various short early editions, our new "Deathbed" version presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form.

Annotation

"Leaves of Grass" inaugurated a new voice, style, and optimistic, bombastic vision into American letters, one that took the nation itself as subject. Unlike many other editions of "Leaves of Grass", which reproduce various short early editions, our new "Deathbed" version presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form.

Publisher Description

As Malcolm Cowley says in his introduction, the first edition of Leaves of Grass 'might be called the buried masterpiece of American writing', for it exhibits 'Whitman at his best, Whitman at his freshest in vision and boldest in language, Whitman transformed by a new experience.' Mr Cowley has taken the first edition from its narrow circulation among scholars, faithfully edited it, added his own introduction and Whitman's original introduction (which never appeared in any other edition during Whitman's life), and returned it to the common readership to whom the great poet really speaks.

Author Biography

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) is one of the greatest American poets. Leaves of Grass was published in 1855, which he added to and reshuffled throughout his life.

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction

vii

LEAVES OF GRASS

Facsimile Frontispiece

2(1)

Facsimile Title Page

3(2)

Whitman's Introduction

5(20)

Song of Myself1

25(62)

A Song for Occupations

87(11)

To Think of Time

98(7)

The Sleepers

105(11)

I Sing the Body Electric

116(8)

Faces

124(5)

Song of the Answerer

129(4)

Europe: The 72d and 73d Years of These States

133(2)

A Boston Ballad

135(3)

There Was a Child Went Forth

138(2)

Who Learns My Lesson Complete

140(2)

Great Are the Myths

142

Review

"Whitman, the great poet, has meant so much to me. Whitman the one man breaking a way ahead. Whitman the one pioneer . . . Ahead of Whitman, nothing. Ahead of all poets, pioneering into the wilderness of unopened life, Whitman. Beyond him, none." --D. H. Lawrence

Product Details

Author
Walt Whitman
Short Title
LEAVES OF GRASS
Pages
145
Publisher
Penguin Books
Series
Penguin Classics
Language
English
ISBN-10
0140421998
ISBN-13
9780140421996
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1961
Publication Date
1961-07-31
Subtitle
The First (1855) Edition
Illustrations
illustrations
Edition
1st
Edited by
Malcolm Cowley
Residence
Long Island, NY, US
Country of Publication
United Kingdom