Whitman, Walt 1819-1892
Most widely held works about Walt Whitman
Most widely held works by Walt Whitman
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman ( Book )
1,513 editions published between 1717 and 2011 in 42 languages and held by 6,543 libraries worldwide
Collected writings of Walt Whitman.
Complete poetry and collected prose : Leaves of grass (1855) ; Leaves of grass (1891-92) ; Complete prose works (1892) ; Supplementary prose by Walt Whitman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and held by 3,159 libraries worldwide
This is the most comprehensive volume of Walt Whitman (1819-1892) ever published. It includes all of his poetry and what he considered his complete prose. This is also the only collection that includes, in exactly the form in which it appeared in 1855, the first edition of Leaves of Grass. This was the book, a commercial failure, that prompted Emerson's famous message to Whitman: "I greet you at the beginning of a great career". These twelve poems, including what were later to be entitled "Song of Myself" and "I Sing the Body Electric", and a preface announcing the author's poetic theories, were the first stage of a massive, lifelong work. Six editions and some thirty-seven years later Leaves of Grass had become one of the central volumes in the history of world poetry. Each edition involved revisions of earlier poems and the incorporation of new ones. In 1856, for example, he added such poems as "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" and "Spontaneous Me"; in the third edition (1860) "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" and two new sections, "Calamus" and "Children of Adam". In the fourth (1867) he incorporated the Civil War poems published a few years earlier as Drum-Taps and Sequel to Drum-Taps, including the poems on the death of Lincoln, notably "When Lilacs Last in the Door Yard Bloom'd." And so it went, a triumphant progress, hailed by Emerson, Thoreau, Rossetti and others, but also, as with the sixth edition in 1881-82, beset by charges of obscenity for such poems as "A Woman Waits for Me." Printed here is the final, the great culminating edition of 1891-92, the last supervised by Whitman himself just before his death. Whitman's prose is no less extraordinary. Specimen Days and Collect (1882) includes reminiscences of nineteenth-century New York City that will fascinate readers in the twentieth, notes on the Civil War, especially his service in Washington hospitals, and trenchant comments on books and authors. Democratic Vistas (1871), in its attacks on the misuses of national wealth after the Civil War, is relevant to conditions in our own time, and November Boughs (1888) brings together retrospective prefaces, opinions, random autobiographical bits that are in effect an extended epilogue on Whitman's life, works, and times. Here it all is, the complete Whitman-elegiac, comic, furtive, outrageous-the most innovative and original of American authors.
Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman ( Book )
174 editions published between 1876 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 2,854 libraries worldwide
In this provocative edition, Whitman biographer Gary Schmidgall presents more than 200 of Whitman's finest poems, written during the creative and sexual prime of his life. Line drawings. 7 photos.
Selected poems by Walt Whitman ( Book )
89 editions published between 1868 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,303 libraries worldwide
Bloom, author of "The Western Canon" and one of the world's most renowned literary critics, surveys Walt Whitman's vast poetic work, from early notebook fragments of "Song of Myself" to the late poems of "Good-bye My Fancy."
Walt Whitman's Civil War by Walt Whitman ( Book )
18 editions published between 1960 and 1998 in English and held by 1,412 libraries worldwide
A collection of notes, letters and poems written by Whitman during the war--New York herald tribune lively arts.
Specimen days by Walt Whitman ( Book )
100 editions published between 1882 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,382 libraries worldwide
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams ( Recording )
167 editions published between 1909 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,288 libraries worldwide
Prose works 1892 by Walt Whitman ( Book )
94 editions published between 1881 and 2007 in English and held by 1,253 libraries worldwide
The Good Gray Poet also contributed to the greatest prose of American letters with his war diaries, Prefaces and Democratic Vistas in this complete Prose Works, the companion volume to Bartleby.com's Leaves of Grass.
Complete poetry and selected prose by Walt Whitman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,166 libraries worldwide
Representative writings of the nineteenth-century American poet and philosopher are supplemented by textual notes.
Six American poets : an anthology ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
An anthology of 247 memorable poems by six of America's greatest poets encompasses the works of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes.
The portable Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman ( Book )
25 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in English and held by 1,088 libraries worldwide
Complete poetry & selected prose and letters by Walt Whitman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1938 and 1971 in English and held by 1,074 libraries worldwide
Song of myself: origin, growth, meaning by Walt Whitman ( Book )
120 editions published between 1904 and 2009 in 14 languages and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
"Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" (1855) has been enjoyed, debated, and imitated by readers, critics, and poets around the world since its publication. Many now argue that it is the most influential poem written by an American." "Functioning as both sourcebook and critical edition of Whitman's extraordinarily creative and controversial poem, this is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of "Song of Myself" and seeking a way through Whitman's text and the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds it."--BOOK JACKET.
Leaves of grass: authoritative texts, prefaces, Whitman on his art, criticism by Walt Whitman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
In addition to Leaves of Grass the text includes other poetic works by Whitman together with reviews by critics and poets.
Memoranda during the war by Walt Whitman ( Book )
29 editions published between 1876 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 945 libraries worldwide
"In December of 1862, having read his brother's name in a casualty list, Walt Whitman rushed from Brooklyn to the war front, where he found his brother wounded but recovering. But Whitman also found there a "new world," a world dense with horror and revelation." "Memoranda During the War is Whitman's testament to the anguish, heroism, and terror of the Civil War. The book consists of journal entries extending from Whitman's arrival on the front in 1862 through to the war's conclusion in 1865. Whitman details his encounters with soldiers and doctors, meditates on particular battles and on the meanings of the war for the nation, and recounts his wordless though peculiarly intimate public exchanges with President Lincoln, a man Whitman saw often on the streets of Washington and by whom he was deeply fascinated. The book offers an astounding amalgam of death portraits, anecdotes of battle, last words, messages to distant loved ones, and remarkably restrained and muted descriptions of pain, dismemberment, and dying - all of it, however grim, suffused with Whitman's undiminished enthusiasm and affection for these young soldiers. And throughout, we find Whitman laboring with heroic determination to sustain and nourish his once-ardent faith in America and American life, even as the nation unleashed unprecedented violence upon itself. The book also includes Whitman's famous speech "The Death of Abraham Lincoln," selected poems, and a letter to the parents of a deceased soldier."--BOOK JACKET.
Poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman ( Book )
18 editions published between 1868 and 2000 in English and Japanese and held by 939 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems arranged by subject by the famous American author including a background introduction.
Selected letters of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman ( Book )
9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd a requiem for those we love by Paul Hindemith ( Recording )
84 editions published between 1940 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 822 libraries worldwide
Sea drift Songs of farewell ; Songs of sunset by Frederick Delius ( Recording )
109 editions published between 1904 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 656 libraries worldwide
Democratic vistas, and other papers by Walt Whitman ( Book )
77 editions published between 1871 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Aesthetics American Civil War (1861-1865) American literature American poetry Art Art appreciation Bibliography Biography Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra Civilization Criticism, interpretation, etc. Diaries Dickinson, Emily,--1830-1886 Emerson, Ralph Waldo,--1803-1882 Examinations Facsimiles Friendship Handbooks, manuals, etc. History Homosexuality and literature Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Juvenile works Learning and scholarship Leaves of grass (Whitman, Walt) Lincoln, Abraham,--1809-1865 Literature Literature and history Literature and society Manuscripts Manuscripts, American Melville, Herman,--1819-1891 Musical settings Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc. Personal narratives Poetics Poetry Poetry Poetry--Psychological aspects Poets, American Political and social views Records and correspondence Self Songs (Medium voice) with piano Stevens, Wallace,--1879-1955 Study guides Symphonies Thoreau, Henry David,--1817-1862 United States War work Whitman, Walt,--1819-1892
Ouïtman, Ouōlt, 1819-1892
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Whitman, Walt 1819-1892
Whitman, Walter, 1819-1892
Wītmān, Wālt 1819-1892
Уитман, Уольт 1819-1892
Уйтман, Уот 1819-1892
Уитмен, Уолт, 1819-1892
Уитмэн, Уолт, 1819-1892
ויטמן, וולט, 1819־1892
װיטמאן, װאלט, 1819־1892
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