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Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

1,455 editions published between 1717 and 2015 in 35 languages and held by 20,910 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 )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,034 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
Walt Whitman's Civil War by Walt Whitman( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of notes, letters and poems written by Whitman during the war--New York herald tribune lively arts
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of grass, and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )

47 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 1,159 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
Six American poets : an anthology by Joel Conarroe( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,133 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
Complete poetry and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )

15 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representative writings of the nineteenth-century American poet and philosopher are supplemented by textual notes
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Recording )

65 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems of Walt Whitman
Selected poems by Walt Whitman( Book )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 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."
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles W Eliot( Book )

17 editions published between 1910 and 2004 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prefaces, mainly from English works, from Caxton to H.A. Taine
The selected poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )

14 editions published between 1904 and 1983 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franklin Evans, or The inebriate : a tale of the times by Walt Whitman( Book )

23 editions published between 1842 and 2007 in English and held by 867 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
The artistic legacy of Walt Whitman; a tribute to Gay Wilson Allen( Book )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

29 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sea symphony; for soprano and baritone soli, chorus and orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams( )

51 editions published between 1900 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Walt Whitman( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry of Walt Whitman is the cornerstone of modern American verse. He was America's first truly great poet and his influence is still evident today. The first edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, published in 1855, was a revolutionary manifesto declaring America's independence from European cultural domination. His rhapsodic free verse broke radically with poetic, tradition: it was poetry about America, its democracy, its people, and its hopes. It was uniquely American without apology--brash, proud, optimistic, and filled with the bustling energy of the new and growing nation. This collection brings together Whitman's greatest and most famous poems spanning the whole of his career. From the groundbreaking first edition of Leaves of Grass are seven poems, including "Song of Myself" and "I Sing the Body Electric." From later editions there are such masterpieces as "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and "I Hear America Singing." Also included is Whitman's great cycle of Civil War Poems, Drum-Taps, which he wrote in the months when he was ministering to the wounded in battlefield hospitals. Concluding this collection is one of his last poems, "Good-bye My Fancy!"--His touching farewell to his muse, his life, and his readers. More than one hundred years after his death, Walt Whitman's poetry has become part of the American heritage. It is a visionary which speaks as aptly to readers today as it will to future generations. As he says in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," "others ... look back on me because I look'd forward to them." Whitman's poetry is a link that connects all Americans--past, present, and future. This book features a deluxe cover, ribbon marker, top stain, and decorative endpaper with a nameplate
I hear America singing by Walt Whitman( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1991 in English and Swedish and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitman's famous poem, accompanied by linoleum-cut illustrations, depicts people at work all over an earlier America
Poems of Walt Whitman (Leaves of grass) by Walt Whitman( Book )

31 editions published between 1886 and 2010 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his 1859 & ldquo;Live Oak, with Moss, & rdquo; Walt Whitman & rsquo;s unpublished sheaf of twelve poems on manly passion, the poet dreams of a city where men who love men can live and love openly. The revised & ldquo;Live Oak, with Moss & rdquo; poems became & ldquo;Calamus, & rdquo; Whitman & rsquo;s cluster of poems on & ldquo;adhesive & rdquo; and manly love, comradeship, and democracy, in Leaves of Grass. Commemorating both the first publication of the & ldquo;Calamus & rdquo; poems and the little-known manuscript of notebook poems out of which the & ldquo;Calamus & rdquo; cluster grew, Whitman scholar Betsy
Memoranda during the war by Walt Whitman( Book )

13 editions published between 1875 and 2006 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
 
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