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Dover Publications, 1991 - 119 Seiten
In his unconventional verse, Walt Whitman spoke in a powerful, sensual, oratorical, and inspiring voice. His most famous work, Leaves of Grass, was a long-term project that the poet compared to the building of a cathedral or the slow growth of a tree. During his lifetime, from 1819 to 1892, it went through nine editions. Today it is regarded as a landmark of American literature.
This volume contains 24 poems from Leaves of Grass, offering a generous sampling of Whitman's best and most representative verses. Featured works include "I Hear America Singing," "I Sing the Body Electric," "Song of the Open Road," "Out of Cradle Endlessly Rocking," "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "O Captain! My Captain!" — all reprinted from an authoritative text.

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Nutzerbericht  - AlbinoRhino - LibraryThing

I don't generally read poetry, but Walt Whitman's poetry strikes me a certain way. This is honestly, the only poetry collection I've read all the way through. I really enjoy Whitman's use of words and my favorite poem was "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking." Beautiful. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Again, not a poetry buff, but any well/widely read chap has to dig on some Whitman at one time or another. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (1991)

One of America's most influential and innovative poets, Walt Whitman (1819–92) worked as a teacher, journalist, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War. Proclaimed as the nation's first "poet of democracy," Whitman reached out to common readers and opposed censorship with his overt celebrations of sexuality

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