Book cover for Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass



07 February 2019
304 pages
Imprint: Macmillan Collector's Library


There is no one in this great wide world of America whom I love and honour so much
I am not blind to the worth of the wonderful gift of Leaves of Grass. I find it the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has ever produced
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
His [Whitman’s] Song of Himself was a song for humanity, too. And in spite of all that has happened since, it still echoes here