Leaves of grass

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Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed," calling it a "combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald." Published at the author's own expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass initially consisted of a preface, twelve untitled poems in free verse (including the work later titled "Song of Myself," which Malcolm Cowley called "one of the great poems of modern times"), and a now-famous portrait of a devil-may-care Walt Whitman in a workman's shirt. Over the next four decades, Whitman continually expanded and revised the book as he took on the role of a workingman's bard who championed American nationalism, political democracy, contemporary progress, and unashamed sex. This volume, which contains 383 poems, is the final "Deathbed Edition," which was published in 1892.
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display_description Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject. Unlike many other editions of Leaves of Grass, which reproduce various short, early versions, this Modern Library Paperback Classics "Death-bed" edition presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form, and includes newly commissioned notes. Leaves of Grass is a timeless collection of poems and essays penned by influential nineteenth-century writer Walt Whitman. This profound compilation explores topics such as nature, mysticism, mortality, transcendentalism, and democracy. Inspired by personal experiences and observations, Whitman spent almost four decades piecing together the complete work, sharing societal ideals and epiphanies about life that still resonate with readers today. -- from Amazon.
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table_of_contents Leaves of grass -- Inscriptions -- Starting from Paumanok -- Song of myself -- Children of Adam -- Calamus -- Salut au monde! -- Song of the open road -- Crossing Brooklyn ferry -- Song of the answerer -- Our old fueillage -- Song of joys -- Song of the broad-axe -- Song of the exposition -- Song of the redwood-tree -- Song for occupations -- Song of the rolling Earth -- Youth, day, old age and night -- Birds of Passage -- Broadway pageant -- Sea-drift -- By the roadside -- Drum-taps -- Memories of President Lincoln -- By blue Ontario's shore -- Reversals --Autumn rivulets -- Proud music of the storm -- Passage to India -- Prayer of Columbus -- Sleepers -- Transpositions -- To think of time -- Whispers of heavenly death -- Thou mother with thy equal brood -- Paumanok picture -- From noon to starry night -- Songs of parting -- First annex: Sands at seventy -- Second annex: good-bye my fancy -- Notes -- Interpretive notes -- Critical excerpts -- Questions for discussion -- Suggestions for the interested reader.
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title Leaves of grass
title_display Leaves of grass
title_full Leaves of Grass, Leaves of grass / Walt Whitman, Leaves of grass / Walt Whitman ; supplementary material written by Charles Brower, Leaves of grass [electronic resource] / Walt Whitman, Leaves of grass [electronic resource] / by Walt Whitman
title_short Leaves of grass
title_sort leaves of grass
topic Classic Literature, Fiction, Poetry
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