Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman

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07 February 2019
9781509890781
0 pages
Synopsis

This new 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.

Leaves of Grass is Walt Whitman’s glorious poetry collection which he revised and expanded throughout his lifetime. 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

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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