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The portable Walt Whitman

When Walt Whitman published a collection of poems entitled "Leaves of Grass" in 1855, he was an unknown journalist from Long Island. His poetry broke new ground in its treatment of the individual, eroticism, mortality and the trauma of the Civil War and created an unfamiliar yet unabashedly American, voice for his country and his fellow people.
Print Book, English, 2003
Penguin Books, New York, 2003