Out on 07 February 2019

Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman

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07 February 2019
9781509887187
304 pages
Synopsis

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Leaves of Grass is Walt Whitman’s glorious poetry collection which he revised and expanded throughout his lifetime. This collection is taken from the final version, the Deathbed edition, and it includes his most famous poems such as ‘Song of Myself’ and ‘I Sing the Body Electric’. Edited and introduced by Professor Bridget Bennett.

First published in 1855, it was ground breaking in its subject matter and in its direct, unembellished style. Whitman wrote about the United States and its people, its revolutionary spirit and about democracy. He wrote openly about the body and about desire in a way that completely broke with convention, paving the way for a new kind of poetry.

There is no one in this great wide world of America whom I love and honour so much

Oscar Wilde