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Leaves of grass : the original 1855 edition, Walt Whitman, (ebook)

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Leaves of grass : the original 1855 edition
Title
Leaves of grass
Title remainder
the original 1855 edition
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Walt Whitman
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Language
eng
Summary
In 1855, Walt Whitman published - at his own expense - the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, the writing is distinguished by an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as "immoral." Whitman continued evolving Leaves of Grass despite the controversy, growing his influential work decades after its first appearance by adding new poems with each new printing. This edition presents the original twelve poems from Whitman's premier 1855 publication of Leaves of Grass. Included are some of the greatest poems of modern times: "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "There Was a Child Went Forth," works that continue to upset conventional notions of beauty and originality even today
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Midwest
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1819-1892
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Whitman, Walt
Dewey number
811/.3
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Dover thrift editions
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
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adult
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Leaves of grass : the original 1855 edition, Walt Whitman, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780486112091
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11602212
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Leaves of grass : the original 1855 edition, Walt Whitman, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486112091
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11602212
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11602212
System control number
MWT11602212
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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