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As scholarship has made its importance to American letters more manifest, editions of the 1855 version of Whitman's masterpiece have multiplied. This one, prepared in honor of the poem's 150th anniversary, will be hard to beat. Edited by major Americanist Reynolds (Walt Whitman's America, etc.), it comes as close as possible, without being a facsimile, to reproducing Whitman's original text, which he famously self-published. The familiar litho of the young rough with open collar opens the book, and Reynold's terrific and informative afterword closes it, along with contemporary reviews (some written by Whitman himself) and Emerson's famous letter ("I greet you at the beginning of a great career..."). Those who know Whitman only through the beautiful but bloated 1892 "deathbed" edition of Leaves of Grass will find here a lean, searing celebration of self.
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Grade 6 Up-By Walt Whitman. Narrated by Flo Gibson.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
My favorite book of poetry by Walt Whitman. I had to read it recently again, and the poems are still as fresh as they were when I read them in high school.Published 2 days ago by RantsRaves22
The book itself was great but it had a sticker on it that left a lot of residue when I removed. I tried a lot of things to get it off, but to no avail.Published 4 days ago by maranda starkweather
Absolutely stunning in its beauty and grace. If you ever have a chance to sit in idyllic paradise reading poetry, perhaps near a gentle stream on a beautiful summer day with a... Read morePublished 25 days ago by S. Rudge
My copy of this was one with fallen out pages so needed a new one. This is a very nice wedition that includes the very important introduction.Published 1 month ago by Newmoon7