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Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman
Mel Foster

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From one of America's best loved and most important poets comes what is considered by many to be the greatest collection of poetry ever produced by an American.

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed," calling it a "combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald." Published at the author's own expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass initially consisted of a preface, twelve untitled poems in free verse (including the work later titled "Song of Myself," which Malcolm Cowley called "one of the great poems of modern times"), and a now-famous portrait of a devil-may-care Walt Whitman in a workman's shirt. Over the next four decades, Whitman continually expanded and revised the book as he took on the role of a workingman's bard who championed American nationalism, political democracy, contemporary progress, and unashamed sex. This volume, which contains 383 poems, is the final "Deathbed Edition," which was published in 1892.


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Publisher: Tantor Media
Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9781400198054
  • File size: 459430 KB
  • Release date: July 19, 2010
  • Duration: 15:55:43

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  • ISBN: 9781400198054
  • File size: 459430 KB
  • Release date: July 19, 2010
  • Duration: 15:55:43
  • Number of parts: 15


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From one of America's best loved and most important poets comes what is considered by many to be the greatest collection of poetry ever produced by an American.

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed," calling it a "combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald." Published at the author's own expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass initially consisted of a preface, twelve untitled poems in free verse (including the work later titled "Song of Myself," which Malcolm Cowley called "one of the great poems of modern times"), and a now-famous portrait of a devil-may-care Walt Whitman in a workman's shirt. Over the next four decades, Whitman continually expanded and revised the book as he took on the role of a workingman's bard who championed American nationalism, political democracy, contemporary progress, and unashamed sex. This volume, which contains 383 poems, is the final "Deathbed Edition," which was published in 1892.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Tantor Media
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781400198054
    File size: 459430 KB
    Release date: July 19, 2010
    Duration: 15:55:43

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781400198054
    File size: 459430 KB
    Release date: July 19, 2010
    Duration: 15:55:43
    Number of parts: 15

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