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eBook Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass (150th Anniversary Edition) ePub

by David S. Reynolds,Walt Whitman

  • ISBN: 0195183428
  • Category: History and Criticism
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: David S. Reynolds,Walt Whitman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 150th anniversary edition (April 15, 2005)
  • Pages: 184
  • ePub book: 1809 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1756 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 671

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David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

In Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, Reynolds takes seriously Whitman’s declarations that he was the age transfigured and that in estimating .

In Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, Reynolds takes seriously Whitman’s declarations that he was the age transfigured and that in estimating my volumes, the world’s current times and deeds, and their spirit, must first be profoundly estimated. George Lippard, Prophet of Protest: Writings of an American Radical, 1822–1854. The Quaker City, or The Monks of Monk Hall, by George Lippard.

Great book to read by Walt Whitman, I love reading great poems. there is nothing I can say I dislike about the book. Наиболее популярные в Научная литература.

So begins Leaves of Grass, the first great American poem and indeed, to this day, the greatest and most essentially American poem in all our national literature.

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. So begins Leaves of Grass, the first great American poem and indeed, to this day, the greatest and most essentially American poem in all our national literature. The publication of Leaves of Grass in July 1855 was a landmark event in literary history. Ralph Waldo Emerson judged the book "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed. Nothing like the volume had ever appeared before.

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of Walt Whitman's exuberant free-verse work Leaves of Grass. Published in July 1855, the book expanded poetry's boundaries. From New York, Tom Vitale has the story. TOM VITALE reporting: When "Leaves of Grass" appeared in 1855, nothing like it had ever been seen in print before. A dozen untitled poems spanning 83 pages urging the reader to join the poet in a new perspective. Excerpts are read by former poet laureate Robert Pinsky.

Download the entire Walt Whitman Reading Guide as an Adobe Acrobat . Introduction to Leaves of Grass

Download the entire Walt Whitman Reading Guide as an Adobe Acrobat pdf file. Introduction to Leaves of Grass. On July 4, 2005, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of what is possibly the greatest book of American poetry ever written. In a celebratory article in the New York Sun, poet J. D. McClatchy calls Walt Whitman’s vision "mystical" and "too uncanny to have resulted from mere literary musings.

by David S. Reynolds. To Walt Whitman, America.

David S. Among his many books are Walt Whitman (part of Oxford's Lives and Legacies series), Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography, which won the Bancroft Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Beneath the American Renaissance, winner of the Christian Gauss Award.

Walt Whitman, David S Reynolds. As featured in AMC's Breaking Bad, given by Gale Boetticher to Walter White and discovered by Hank Schrader. observing a spear of summer grass. So begins Leaves of Grass, the first great American poem and indeed, to this day, the greatest and most essentially American poem in all our national literature

Leaves of Grass Tracklist. 1. One's-Self I Sing Lyrics. Leaves of Grass Q&A. Writers Walt Whitman. More Walt Whitman albums. The Patriotic Poems of Walt Whitman. Show all albums by Walt Whitman.

As featured in AMC's Breaking Bad, given by Gale Boetticher to Walter White and discovered by Hank Schrader."I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume,For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease....observing a spear of summer grass."So begins Leaves of Grass, the first great American poem and indeed, to this day, the greatest and most essentially American poem in all our national literature. The publication of Leaves of Grass in July 1855 was a landmark event in literary history. Ralph Waldo Emerson judged the book "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom America has yet contributed." Nothing like the volume had ever appeared before. Everything about it--the unusual jacket and title page, the exuberant preface, the twelve free-flowing, untitled poems embracing every realm of experience--was new. The 1855 edition broke new ground in its relaxed style, which prefigured free verse; in its sexual candor; in its images of racial bonding and democratic togetherness; and in the intensity of its affirmation of the sanctity of the physical world.This Anniversary Edition captures the typeface, design and layout of the original edition supervised by Whitman himself. Today's readers get a sense of the "ur-text" of Leaves of Grass, the first version of this historic volume, before Whitman made many revisions of both format and style. The volume also boasts an afterword by Whitman authority David Reynolds, in which he discusses the 1855 edition in its social and cultural contexts: its background, its reception, and its contributions to literary history. There is also an appendix containing the early responses to the volume, including Emerson's letter, Whitman's three self-reviews, and the twenty other known reviews published in various newspapers and magazines.This special volume will be a must-have keepsake for fans of Whitman and lovers of American poetry.

Comments

Wetiwavas Wetiwavas
I am very happy that inexpensive versions of Leaves of Grass are available again. I have purchased eight different versions to compare. Many are very poorly put together - almost like scanned versions simply plopped into a word processor and uploaded to Amazon - and selling for $10 - $1. What I find most fascinating is this one - by Martino Fine Books (listed as Leaves of Grass ; {exact Facsimile of the 1855 Edition] - it is very fine, and is an exact facsimile. I love holding it and looking at it as close to the original 1855 edition as humanly possible. The only caveat is the cover - which features the older Walt, who had published six more versions by the time the cover photo was taken. No matter, the inside is what's important. Another one I bought that I recommend is from cholla needles press (listed as Leaves of Grass: 1855) - they use a facsimile of the original cover, and have made the choice to clean up the line breaks for readability purposes. The cholla edition is easy to sit down and read, the martino edition is beautiful to look at. The good news is I bought them both for less than $10 and find that reasonable enough to give them both to friends and relatives as gifts this year.
Legionstatic Legionstatic
Kindle Buyer Beware! If you think you are buying the Library of America edition (which links to this Kindle version on the Amazon page) you are not. This is a completely different version. If you are looking, specifically, for the First Edition (1855) of Leaves of Grass - which is given prominence of place in the Library of America edition -- you will not find it here. As for the rest of the material, it may well be fine but it is NOT the Library of America -- a series renowned for its editorial care. It is, in fact, published by Heritage Illustrated Publishing from materials in the public domain. No essay by Justin Kaplan, no page numbers, and notably ugly typesetting. There are better Kindle general editions of Whitman's poetry for less (Bantam Classics, for instance). Amazon misleads its customers by putting this generic edition on the same page as the scholar-worthy Library version of which it claims to be a reproduction.
Iaran Iaran
I am torn on my reaction to Whitman's magnum opus-- its themes and words will remain unforgettable, but boy how I hated reading this plodding rambling slog of a book.

Whitman's poems catalog his transcendentalism-inspired view of... everything. From scenes across the world, with particular focus on America, to anecdotes of dying soldiers and copulating couples, Whitman emphasizes the interconnectedness of humanity and nature.

While Whitman's enthusiasm is infectious, he lacks brevity. He repeats his philosophy like a club over the head. The final product could've been cut in half and still have gotten across the message.

But darn if there aren't moments of beauty. Particularly in the later poems which were added in his later years, Whitman tempers his enthusiasm with more brief, succinct, thoughtful, and hopeful words in the face of impending death. And I think that is the best occasion for Whitman's leaves: when one needs comfort that there is indestructible purpose and beauty in every human's life.
Elildelm Elildelm
This review is only for the Wisehouse Classics edition. There are a number of typographical errors within the book. For instance, the word "of" is exchanged for the word "or" a number of times in "Song of Myself," altering the meaning of certain lines significantly.

It's extremely unfortunate that Amazon has combined the reviews for so many different editions of this and other books. While they may sell more books, it makes it very difficult for customers to find a good edition to buy, and it makes me much less likely to buy from Amazon in the future.
JoldGold JoldGold
I didn't appreciate the works of Walt Whitman in high school. When I entered college and took my American Lit classes, I still had my reservations as nothing really resonated with me. It wasn't until I was in my 30s that started to "get it" and appreciate the words Whitman committed to paper that transcend time.

"The Dead Poet's Society" did an excellent job of capturing the emotion behind "Captain Oh My Captain", which has come to be one of Whitman's most famous and moving pieces of poetry. My favorite over time has become "To Think of Time."

To think of time—of all that retrospection!
To think of today, and the ages continued henceforward!

Have you guess’d you yourself would not continue?
Have you dreaded these earth-beetles?
Have you fear’d the future would be nothing to you?

Is today nothing? Is the beginningless past nothing?
If the future is nothing, they are just as surely nothing.

Although Whitman wrote of life, he also embraced the inevitable concept of death. The words above come form one of the many poignant stanzas from this great "death" poem that reminds us that there is no need to dread the inevitable and live.
Adrietius Adrietius
This is the one to buy when you want everything Walt Whitman had published as "Leaves of Grass." So many versions -- including, I'm sorry to say, the expensive leather-clad "heirloom" editions -- leave out the homoerotic 'Calamus' book and so many other instances of sexuality that they emerge less than half the full page count.