Selected Poems

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Courier Corporation, 1991 - 119 Seiten
Called by literary critic Mark Van Doren "the most original and passionate American poet, " Walt Whitman (1819-1892) created a body of verse uniquely his known--unconventional, lacking rhyme or meter, employing chanted lists of names and objects--but also powerful, sensual, oratorical and inspiring.

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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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Nutzerbericht  - BooksForDinner - LibraryThing

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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