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Whitman, Walt 1819-1892

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Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

1,884 editions published between 1717 and 2019 in 34 languages and held by 21,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject. Unlike many other editions of Leaves of Grass, which reproduce various short, early versions, this Modern Library Paperback Classics "Death-bed" edition presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form, and includes newly commissioned notes. From the Trade Paperback edition
Complete poetry and collected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )

41 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 3,603 WorldCat member 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
Poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( )

27 editions published between 1868 and 2000 in English and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )

70 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of twenty-six poems and excerpts from longer poems by the renowned nineteenth-century poet
Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass : the first (1855) edition by Walt Whitman( Book )

82 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The edition of Whitman's poems as they were first published is accompanied by an in-depth introduction
Leaves of grass, 1860 : the 150th anniversary facsimile edition by Walt Whitman( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Walt Whitman's songs of male intimacy and love : "Live oak, with moss" and "Calamus" by Walt Whitman( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes Whitman's handwritten manuscript version of the twelve "Live oak, with moss" poems along side with a print transcription of these poems on the opposite page, followed by a facsimile of the original version of the "Calamus" poems published in the 1860-61 edition of Leaves of grass, and a reprint of the final version of the "Calamus" poems in the 1881 edition of Leaves of grass
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete poetry and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )

25 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representative writings of the nineteenth-century American poet and philosopher are supplemented by textual notes
Six American poets : an anthology by Joel Conarroe( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member 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
Leaves of grass, and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )

64 editions published between 1949 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walt Whitman (1819-92) approached his poetic career with high expectations. He dared to hope that he might become the poet of America. For many years the reception was cool enough to shake even Whitman's boundless optimism. But the twentieth century has justified him. We now recognize Whitman not only as a major writer, but as unique among American poets for his innovativeness, for his influence on world literature, and for the fullness with which he expressed American values."--Lawrence Buell, from the introduction. Donated by Prabu Vasan
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Recording )

86 editions published between 1954 and 2018 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems of Walt Whitman
Leaves of grass : a textual variorum of the printed poems by Walt Whitman( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic vistas, and other papers by Walt Whitman( Book )

86 editions published between 1870 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A major work of comparative politics and letters, Democratic Vistas was first published in 1871. The poet explains a number of political topics, like the Louisiana Purchase and its influence on the "American spirit." Whitman also touches on the Industrial Revolution and literary and artistic Modernism
Leaves of grass: authoritative texts, prefaces, Whitman on his art, criticism by Walt Whitman( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to Leaves of Grass the text includes other poetic works by Whitman together with reviews by critics and poets
Franklin Evans, or The inebriate : a tale of the times by Walt Whitman( Book )

27 editions published between 1842 and 2008 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Less a novel than a prohibition tract in fiction, its clich-even-then story is that of an innocent from Whitman's native Long Island and his corruption by the music halls and taverns of New York City. It ends with the hero sagely advising that every young man should marry as soon as possible, and have a home of his own
Selected poems by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member 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."
Song of myself by Walt Whitman( Book )

157 editions published between 1904 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally published in 1855 as part of Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself was revised and expanded by Walt Whitman through several editions. Mitchell has gone back to the original text and compared it with later versions
The selected poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )

15 editions published between 1892 and 1983 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artistic legacy of Walt Whitman; a tribute to Gay Wilson Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Complete poetry and collected prose
Complete poetry and collected proseWalt WhitmanWalt Whitman's Leaves of grass : the first (1855) editionLeaves of grass, 1860 : the 150th anniversary facsimile editionWalt Whitman's songs of male intimacy and love : "Live oak, with moss" and "Calamus"Complete poetry and selected proseSix American poets : an anthologyLeaves of grass
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Gualterius Whitman

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