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Walt Whitman Philosopher Poet

Author : John W. McDonald
ISBN : 9780786423880
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
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Leaves Of Grass

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9781877527517
Genre : Poetry
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Leaves of Grass is a collection of poems by Walt Whitman originally published in 1855 at the poet's own expense. Criticized when first released for Whitman's use of free verse and his rather racy depictions of sexual love and the senses, Leaves of Grass is a celebration of the human form, the material world and nature.
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So Long Walt Whitman S Poetry Of Death

Author : Harold Aspiz
ISBN : 9780817313777
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Walt Whitman is a great poet. In this study, the author demonstrates that concerns with death and dying define Whitman's career as thinker, poet, and person. This work devotes particular attention to Whitman's language and artistry in the context of the poet's social and intellectual milieus.
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Walt Whitman S Leaves Of Grass

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 019972721X
Genre : Poetry
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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.
Category: Poetry

Leaves Of Grass

Author : Susan Belasco
ISBN : 9780803208780
Genre : Literary Collections
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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.
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American Bard

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : UOM:39015022205622
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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
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The Complete Poems Of Walt Whitman

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9788027231539
Genre : Poetry
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: Leaves of Grass, 1855 Leaves of Grass, 1892 Old Age Echoes Uncollected and Rejected Poems Walt Whitman (1819 – 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.
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Leaves Of Grass

Author : Walt Whitman
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Earth My Likeness

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9781556439100
Genre : Poetry
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Leaves Of Grass

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 160459344X
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From one of America's best loved and most important poets comes a masterpiece. Leaves of Grass is considered by many to be the greatest collection of poetry ever produced by an American. And this, the 1855 First Edition Text, is considered the strongest and most important of the many editions produced throughout Whitman's life. Here Whitman is at the height of his writing prowess, and no other edition would match it for strength and impact. "The most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Category: Poetry