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Walt Whitman Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 47 works in 67 publications in 1 language and 4,648 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  Manuscripts  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  History  Personal narratives  Portraits 
Classifications: PS3201, 811.3
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Most widely held works about Walt Whitman Collection (Library of Congress)
 
Most widely held works by Walt Whitman Collection (Library of Congress)
An 1855-56 notebook toward the second edition of Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

3 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of Grass is one of the most celebrated and accomplished collections of poetry ever published in America. Whitman's sensual, individualistic poems celebrate many of the same principles as the Transcendentalists
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves Of Grass is his one book. First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was greeted by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the wonderful gift . . . the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed." Over the course of Whitman's life, the book reappeared in many versions, expanded and transformed as the author's experiences and the nation's history changed and grew. Whitman's ambition was to creates something uniquely American. In that he succeeded. His poems have been woven into the very fabric of the American character. From his solemn masterpieces "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" and "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" to the joyous freedom of "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Song of the Open Road," Whitman's work lives on, an inspiration to the poets of later generations
Walt Whitman, the man and the poet by James Thomson( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

6 editions published between 1894 and 1950 in English and held by 206 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
Walt Whitman : a study by John Addington Symonds( Book )

3 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a portrait and four illustrations, this 1893 volume provides an intricate analysis of the themes found throughout Whitman's verses and the poet's unique rhyming style
November boughs by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1888 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Including essays, reviews and some poetical works, Whitman's November Boughs was first published in 1888. Most famously, the work contains a fervent essay about the Shakespeare authorship question, of which Whitman was a great believer. Writing about Shakespeare's histories in particular, the poet argues that someone other than Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon penned the works
An American primer by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1904 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aantekeningen over de Engelse taal in de USA, ooit bedoeld voor een lezingencyclus
Good-bye my fancy : 2nd annex to Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

2 editions published in 1891 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on Walt Whitman, as poet and person by John Burroughs( Book )

3 editions published between 1867 and 1871 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An approach to Walt Whitman by Carleton Eldredge Noyes( Book )

1 edition published in 1910 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of Walt Whitman with extracts from his letters and remarks on his writings by William Sloane Kennedy( Book )

1 edition published in 1896 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whitman and Traubel by William English Walling( Book )

1 edition published in 1916 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two rivulets : including Democratic vistas, Centennial songs, and Passage to India by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1876 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Specimen days & Collect by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 1882 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time. One of the most creative and individual poets America has produced, Walt Whitman was also a prolific diarist, note-taker, and essayist whose intimate observations and reflections have profoundly deepened understanding of nineteenth-century American life. Specimen Days and Collect, first published in 1882, is a choice collection of Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time, principally the era of the Civil War and its aftermath. On page after page, a vast panorama of American life unfolds, and with it rare glimpse of Whitman as poet, empathetic observer, and romantic wanderer. From his years as a wartime nurse in Washington, D.C., come touching glimpses of the dead and dying in military hospitals, memories of Abraham Lincoln, and vivid impressions of the nation's capital in a time of great crisis. Whitman's travel yields memorable recollections of Boston, the Hudson Valley, a walk through Central Park, Niagara Falls, the City of Denver, and more. Along with the famed essay "Democratic Vistas," there are scenes from the poet's childhood, touching tributes to songbirds, wildflowers, friendship and freedom; impressions of the music of Beethoven, reflections on a last visit to Emerson, the deaths of Lincoln and Longfellow and the painful process of aging. Deeply felt and vividly expressed, Specimen Days and Collect is a richly rewarding experience, a rare excursion into the mind and heard of one of America's greatest poets--and the America his poetry so richly commemorated"--
Poems by Walt Whitman( Book )

4 editions published between 1868 and 1869 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of forty-two Walt Whitman poems, including "Birds of Passage," "A Glimpse," "Sometimes with One I Love," and "Whispers of Heavenly Death."
Days with Walt Whitman with some notes on his life and work by Edward Carpenter( Book )

2 editions published in 1906 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the graveside of Walt Whitman : Harleigh, Camden, New Jersey, March 30, 1892 ; and, Sprigs of lilac( Book )

2 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Walt Whitman( Book )

2 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 119 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."
Visits to Walt Whitman in 1890-1891 by John Johnston( Book )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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