Leaves Of Grass Wisehouse Classics Authentic Reproduction Of The 1855 First Edition 2016

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Wisehouse Classics
ISBN: 9789176374528
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Though the first edition was published in 1855, Walt Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing 'Leaves of grass,' revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades--the first a small book of twelve poems and the last a compilation of over 400 poems. The poems of 'Leaves of grass' are loosely connected and each represents Whitman's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, 'Leaves of grass' (particularly the first edition) exalted the body and the material world.--

Leaves Of Grass Wisehouse Classics Authentic Reproduction Of The 1855 First Edition

Author: Walt Whitman
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ABOUT THIS EDITION: With exception of the titles of the different parts - which were added, for better navigation, from later editions - this edition presents an authentic reproduction of the original 1855 first edition of 'Leaves of Grass' by Walt Whitman. Taking into account that Whitman did much of the typesetting for the first edition himself, the editors of this reproduction, paid special attention not only to text itself but also to an authentic reproduction of pagination, paragraphing and linebreaks. LEAVES OF GRASS is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing LEAVES OF GRASS, revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades-the first a small book of twelve poems and the last a compilation of over 400 poems. LEAVES OF GRASS has its genesis in an essay called The Poet by Ralph Waldo Emerson, published in 1844, which expressed the need for the United States to have its own new and unique poet to write about the new country's virtues and vices. Whitman, reading the essay, consciously set out to answer Emerson's call as he began work on the first edition of LEAVES OF GRASS. Whitman, however, downplayed Emerson's influence, stating, "I was simmering, simmering, simmering; Emerson brought me to a boil." On May 15, 1855, Whitman registered the title LEAVES OF GRASS with the clerk of the United States District Court, Southern District of New Jersey, and received its copyright. The first edition was published in Brooklyn at the printing shop of two Scottish immigrants, James and Andrew Rome, whom Whitman had known since the 1840s, on July 4, 1855. Whitman paid for and did much of the typesetting for the first edition himself. The book did not include the author's name, instead offering an engraving by Samuel Hollyer depicting Whitman in work clothes and a jaunty hat, arms at his side. Early advertisements for the first edition appealed to "lovers of literary curiosities" as an oddity. Sales on the book were few but Whitman was not discouraged. The poems of LEAVES OF GRASS are loosely connected and each represents Whitman's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, LEAVES OF GRASS (particularly the first edition) exalted the body and the material world. Influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, itself an offshoot of Romanticism, Whitman's poetry praises nature and the individual human's role in it. However, much like Emerson, Whitman does not diminish the role of the mind or the spirit; rather, he elevates the human form and the human mind, deeming both worthy of poetic praise.

Leaves Of Grass

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112098
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Whitman's immortal collection includes some of the greatest poems of modern times, including his masterpiece, "Song of Myself." Shattering standard conventions, it stands as an unabashed celebration of body and nature.

The Illustrated Leaves Of Grass

Author: Walt Whitman
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ISBN: 9780448123882
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In The Presence Of The Sun

Author: N. Scott Momaday
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826348173
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"In the Presence of the Sun presents 30 years of selected works by [N. Scott] Momaday, the well-known Southwest Native American novelist. His unadorned poetry, which recounts fables and rituals of the Kiowa nation, conveys the deep sense of place of the Native American oral tradition. Here are dream-songs about animals (bear, bison, terrapin) and life away from urban alienation, an imagined re-creation based on Billy the Kid, prose poems about Plains Shields (and a fascinating discussion of their background), and new poems that utilize primary colors ('forms of the earth') to express instinctive continuities of a pre-Columbian vision."--Library Journal "The strong, spare beauty of In the Presence of the Sun is compelling evidence that Scott Momaday is one of the most versatile and distinguished artists in America today."--Peter Matthiessen ". . . the images, the voices, the people are shadowy, elusive, burning with invention, like flames against a dark sky. For behind them is always the artist-author himself . . . a man with a sacred investiture. Strong medicine, strong art indeed."--The New York Times Book Review

Calamus

Author: Walt Whitman
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Beginning with a chronology of their relationship and events that occurred over the course of their correspondence, this 1897 volume features all known letters written between American poet Walt Whitman and his close friend Peter Doyle. Many scholars believe their friendship developed into a controversial romantic relationship, as evidenced by some of the letters in Calamus. The volume also contains an interview from Peter Doyle where he speaks openly about his relationship with Whitman.

How To Draw Mario

Author: David K.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781546698593
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Drawing can be such a fun and healthy activity to do with your children. As a parent, have you ever looked into your 5 years old eyes and say: "I am sorry sweetheart, but I have no idea how to draw a dragon or a dinosaur?" This is the exact reason why our book exists. Don't ever feel again like you are failing your kids. Simply let them know although you are a super parent, you don't know everything. However, you know just the guide to pull out of your bookshelf to help them learn along with you. Make this drawing adventure a family affair. Come on kids and parents start this journey with us and let's draw some very special images and create one in a lifetime memories.

Leaves Of Grass

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781593080839
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Whitman employs the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to "sing" national identity. Throughout his prolific career, Whitman continually revised and expanded" Leaves of Grass, which went through nine editions. This volume include the first edition, the final, authorized "Death-Bed" edition, and selections of the best poems from preceding editions and other sources.

The Complete Poems

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140422221
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A collection of many of Whitman's works.

Leaves Of Grass

Author: Walt Whitman
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