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Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 9780486112091
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 128
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Whitman's immortal collection includes some of the greatest poems of modern times, including his masterpiece, "Song of Myself." Shattering standard conventions, it stands as an unabashed celebration of body and nature.

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 MINN:31951001998939T
Release 1855
Pages 95
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Walt Whitman s Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman s Leaves of Grass Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 9780199840137
Release 2005-04-15
Pages 184
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As featured in AMC's Breaking Bad, given by Gale Boetticher to Walter White and discovered by Hank Schrader. "I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease....observing a spear of summer grass." So begins Leaves of Grass, the first great American poem and indeed, to this day, the greatest and most essentially American poem in all our national literature. The publication of Leaves of Grass in July 1855 was a landmark event in literary history. Ralph Waldo Emerson judged the book "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed." Nothing like the volume had ever appeared before. Everything about it--the unusual jacket and title page, the exuberant preface, the twelve free-flowing, untitled poems embracing every realm of experience--was new. The 1855 edition broke new ground in its relaxed style, which prefigured free verse; in its sexual candor; in its images of racial bonding and democratic togetherness; and in the intensity of its affirmation of the sanctity of the physical world. This Anniversary Edition captures the typeface, design and layout of the original edition supervised by Whitman himself. Today's readers get a sense of the "ur-text" of Leaves of Grass, the first version of this historic volume, before Whitman made many revisions of both format and style. The volume also boasts an afterword by Whitman authority David Reynolds, in which he discusses the 1855 edition in its social and cultural contexts: its background, its reception, and its contributions to literary history. There is also an appendix containing the early responses to the volume, including Emerson's letter, Whitman's three self-reviews, and the twenty other known reviews published in various newspapers and magazines. This special volume will be a must-have keepsake for fans of Whitman and lovers of American poetry.

Walt Whitman Philosopher Poet

Walt Whitman  Philosopher Poet Author John W. McDonald
ISBN-10 9780786423880
Release 2007-02-20
Pages 250
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Was Walt Whitman--celebrated poet of freedom and democracy--a determinist at heart? A close study of Leaves of Grass shows that Whitman consistently acknowledges the inevitability of all things. As John McDonald argues, this seeming contradiction lies at the heart of Whitman's poetry, a fact continually overlooked in the more than 100 years that critics have written about the poet and his magnum opus. This volume contains an extensive study of Walt Whitman's poetry that explores both Whitman's guiding philosophy and its uses to unlock meaning within Leaves of Grass. Beginning with a detailed explanation of determinism, the author examines Whitman's use of indirection, which the poet referred to at times as a game played to evade the reader's comprehension. The work seeks to define a philosophy which was, in the author's opinion, the most significant influence in Whitman's thought and in his art. Various poems are examined in depth, including Song of Myself, Passage to India and the particularly significant With Antecedents. Gathered here will be evidence from Whitman's poems and prose and from his notes and quoted remarks, enough evidence to show beyond doubt that determinism was indeed his most significant influence. An innovative look at one of America's greatest poets.

Leaves of Grass 1860

Leaves of Grass  1860 Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 9781587298776
Release 2011-03-01
Pages 549
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In May 1860, Walt Whitman published a third edition of Leaves of Grass. His timing was compelling. Printed during a period of regional, ideological, and political divisions, written by a poet intimately concerned with the idea of a United States as “essentially the greatest poem,” this new edition was Whitman’s last best hope for national salvation. Now available in a facsimile edition, Leaves of Grass, 1860 faithfully reproduces Whitman’s attempt to create a “Great construction of the New Bible” to save the nation on the eve of civil war and, for the first time, frames the book in historical rather than literary terms. In his third edition, Whitman added 146 new poems to the 32 that comprised the second edition, reorganized the book into a bible of American civic religion that could be cited chapter and verse, and included erotic poetry intended to bind the nation in organic harmony. This 150th anniversary edition includes a facsimile reproduction of the original 1860 volume, a thought-provoking introduction by antebellum historian and Whitman scholar Jason Stacy that situates Whitman in nineteenth-century America, and annotations that provide detailed historical context for Whitman’s poems. A profoundly rich product of a period when America faced its greatest peril, this third edition finds the poet transforming himself into a prophet of spiritual democracy and the Whitman we celebrate today—boisterous, barbaric, and benevolent. Reprinting it now continues the poet’s goal of proclaiming for “the whole of America for each / individual, without exception . . . uncompromising liberty and equality.”

The Walt Whitman Reader

The Walt Whitman Reader Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 156138268X
Release 1993
Pages 320
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A complete collection of Whitman's poems.

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass Author Walt Whitman
Release 1919
Pages 872
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Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics: New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. When Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855 as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems, Walt Whitman was still an unknown. But his self-published volume soon became a landmark of poetry, introducing the world to a new and uniquely American form. The "father of free verse," Whitman drew upon the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to "sing" such themes as democracy, sexuality, and frank autobiography.Throughout his prolific writing career, Whitman continually revised his work and expanded Leaves of Grass, which went through nine, substantively different editions, culminating in the final, authoritative "Death-bed Edition." Now the original 1855 version and the "Death-bed Edition" of 1892 have been brought together in a single volume, allowing the reader to experience the total scope of Whitman's genius, which produced love lyrics, visionary musings, glimpses of nightmare and ecstasy, celebrations of the human body and spirit, and poems of loneliness, loss, and mourning. Alive with the mythical strength and vitality that epitomized the American experience in the nineteenth century, Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, uplift, and unite those who read it. Karen Karbiener received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and currently teaches at New York University. She also wrote the introduction and notes for the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Frankenstein.

Poems by Walt Whitman

Poems by Walt Whitman Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 9781473362222
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 452
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Walt Whitman is widely regarded as one of the masters of American poetry. Here are collected his finest poems, a perfect companion for any fan of Whitman's work.

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105003788994
Release 1959
Pages 145
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Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 0192834096
Release 1998
Pages 478
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Presents Whitman's classic collection celebrating himself and the American experience

Leaves of Grass with Introduction by Ernest Rhys

Leaves of Grass     with Introduction by Ernest Rhys Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101042039824
Release 1886
Pages 318
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American bard

American bard Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015022205622
Release 1982
Pages 35
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Leaves of Grass's original preface, which expressed Whitman's views on America and poetry, is presented in a verse format

A Novel Journal Leaves of Grass Compact

A Novel Journal  Leaves of Grass  Compact Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 1626869960
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 192
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Fill these leaves of paper with your deepest thoughts on the nature of humanity. If you're looking for a new book in which to record your thoughts, lists, and more, you're in luck! Canterbury Classics, known for publishing fine works of literature, has released their next set of writing journals for your storytelling pleasure! The transcendental poems of Walt Whitman create the lines throughout this notebook in tiny print, so you can pen your words right next to those of the greatest poets of all time. With heat-burnished Svepa covers featuring a clever quote from the novel, illustrated endpapers, foil stamping, colored edges, and an elastic band to hold it all together, you'll want to collect the whole Novel Journal series.

Whitman s manuscripts Leaves of grass 1860

Whitman s manuscripts  Leaves of grass  1860 Author Walt Whitman
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105041135828
Release 1965
Pages 264
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Mystical Elements in Walt Whitman Leaves of Grass

Mystical Elements in Walt Whitman  Leaves of Grass Author Zul Shaharuddin Bin Setapa @ Mustafa
ISBN-10 OCLC:957327405
Release 2012
Pages 116
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The purpose of this thesis is to provide a study of mystical elements in Walt Whitman's (1819- 1892) Leaves of Grass (1855). The study will investigate the mystical elements specifically in two of his major poems, "Inscriptions" and "Children of Adam". Mysticism is essentially associated with the transcendentalist Walt Whitman. It is a deep understanding of, and an urge to seek, the absolute truth of the universe connected with divinity. It raises the spirit to a higher level of consciousness that goes beyond the norms. In this study, two poems from Whitman's Leaves of Grass will be examined to analyse the mystical elements he uses. The analysis will discover Whitman's reasons and aims of using them. By doing this. the significance of the elements used for American literature will be also be found. In addition, it will demonstrate the relevance of transcendentalism in Whitman's mysticism. As transcendentalism will be used as the theory to support arguments regarding the content of Leaves of Grass, this study will define it and explain how it influences Whitman's work. Concerning methodology, this study is conducted qualitatively. It depends on library materials such as books, journals and magazines in which Leaves of Grass is discussed with specific references to "Inscriptions" and "Children of Adam". Thus, the findings explain the meanings of Leaves o.f Grass and the importance of mystical elements as well as their relation with transcendentalism from the point of view of a twenty-first century researcher. It brings a new dimension to Whitman studies.

Collage of Myself

Collage of Myself Author Matt Miller
ISBN-10 9780803234420
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 336
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Collage of Myself presents a groundbreaking account of the creative story behind America's most celebrated collection of poems. In the first book length study of Walt Whitman's journals and manuscripts, Matt Miller demonstrates that until approximately 1854 (only a single year before the first publication of Leaves of Grass), Whitman---who once speculated that Leaves would be a novel or a play---was unaware that his ambitions would assume the form of poetry at all. Collage of Myself details Whitman's discovery of a remarkable new creative process that allowed him to transform a diverse array of texts into poems such as "Song of Myself" and "The Sleepers." Whitman embraced an art of fragments that encouraged him to "cut and paste" his lines into ever evolving forms based on what he called "spinal ideas." This approach to language, Miller argues, represents the first major use in the Western arts of the technique later know as collage, an observation with significant ramifications for our reception of subsequent artists and writers. Long before the modernists, Whitman integrated found text and ready made language into a revolutionary formulation of artistic production that anticipates much of what is exciting about modern and postmodern art. Using the Walt Whitman Archive's collection of digital images to study what were previously scattered and inaccessible manuscript pages, Miller provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the great American literary icon.

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass Author Susan Belasco
ISBN-10 9780803208780
Release 2007
Pages 504
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Contains seventeen essays by pre-eminent scholars representing a variety of critical perspectives that focus on Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". This book features contributors who treat Whitman's poetry, his biography, his politics, his reception in the United States and abroad, race and ethnic issues, and nineteenth-century America.