Here, too, and tolstoy, is the poet’s more personal side—his vivid memories of Thoreau, his literary judgments on writers such as Shakespeare, Emerson, and Lincoln, Goethe, and his expressions of hope in the democratic promise of the nation he loved. For the whitman bicentennial, a delightful keepsake edition of the incomparable wisdom of America's greatest poet, distilled from his fascinating late-in-life conversations with Horace Traubel.
Walt Whitman Speaks: His Final Thoughts on Life, Writing, Spirituality, and the Promise of America: A Library of America Special Publication #ad - Toward the end of his life, new jersey, Walt Whitman was visited almost daily at his home in Camden, by the young poet and social reformer Horace Traubel. The result is a keepsake edition to touch the soul, capturing the distilled wisdom of America’s greatest poet.
Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural BiographyVintage #ad - Winner of the bancroft prize and the ambassador book award and Finalist for the National for the Book Critics Circle Award In his poetry Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. We see how whitman reconciled his own sexuality with contemporary social mores and how his energetic courtship of the public presaged the vogues of advertising and celebrity.
This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, for it places the poet securely within the political and cultural context of his age. Combing through the full range of whitman's writing, david reynolds shows how Whitman gathered inspiration from every stratum of nineteenth-century American life: the convulsions of slavery and depression; the raffish dandyism of the Bowery "b'hoys"; the exuberant rhetoric of actors, orators, and divines.
Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography #ad - Brilliantly researched, captivatingly told, Walt Whitman's America is a triumphant work of scholarship that breathes new life into the biographical genre.
Walt Whitman: A Life Perennial ClassicsHarper Perennial #ad - Whitman emerges from this biography alive and kicking—hugely human, enormously attractive. Newsweek a moving, penetrating, his passions, sharply focused portrait of America’s greatest poet—his genius, his androgynous sensibility—an exuberant life entwined with the turbulent history of mid-nineteenth century America.
In vivid detail, winner of the pulitzer prize and the national book award, justin Kaplan, examines the mysterious selves of this enigmatic man whose bold voice of joy and sexual liberation embraced a growing nation…and exposes the quintessential Whitman, that perfect poet whose astonishing verse made “words sing, dance, kiss, copulate” for an entire world to hear.
The Complete Poems of Walt WhitmanDigireads.com Publishing #ad - This volume contains the complete poetic works of Walt Whitman. His content was as radical as his form; he utilized free verse unlike anyone before, creating a poetic tongue that was unique and personal yet universal and cosmic. His verse is as layered and textured as the American soil he wrote on, becoming an essential part of America's cultural heritage.
Born in new york in 1819, Whitman came to represent the spirit of an American poet. The poems contained in that slim volume candidly spoke of politics, consciousness, slavery, sexuality, and the spiritual world. Whitman's legacy is strong, influencing the beat movement, and countless poets of today. Through his poems 'song of myself', 'to a stranger', and 'i sing the Body Electric' we see a poet of great range and endless influence, 'Sleepers', 'The Sleepers', one who is a "poet of democracy".
The Complete Poems of Walt Whitman #ad - With the first publication of "leaves of Grass" in 1855, Walt Whitman was solidified as an American poet of undeniable importance. This edition of his complete poems is sure to satisfy the curious reader as well as the scholar. Whitman's poems are as vital and resonant today as ever, proving to be timeless and permanent fixtures of literary history.
Influenced heavily by early 19th century Transcendentalism, Whitman befriended Ralph Waldo Emerson who would help shape his literary voice and vision.
Leaves of Grass: By Walt Whitman - Illustrated#ad - The poems of leaves of grass are loosely connected, with each representing Whitman's celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. 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 However, whitman does not diminish the role of the mind or the spirit; rather, he elevates the human form and the human mind, much like Emerson, deeming both worthy of poetic praise.
This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. 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.
Leaves of Grass: By Walt Whitman - Illustrated #ad - Where much previous poetry, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, relied on symbolism, especially English, Leaves of Grass particularly the first edition exalted the body and the material world. How is this book unique?font adjustments & biography includedUnabridged 100% Original contentIllustratedAbout Leaves of Grass by Walt WhitmanLeaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman.
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.
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Walt Whitman's Diary: A Summer in Canada, 1880In My Day Ltd #ad - Poignant, he records his impressions of all that he saw as he travelled from Philadelphia up into rural Quebec; the towns and villages he visited, profound and uplifting, the people and landscapes that he encounters. Buffalo, friday june 4th, 1880: all right, noon, so far — had a good trip & bed & a good sleeper & accommodations — best RR track I ever travelled over — had good breakfast at 8 at Hornellsville — am now about 430 miles from Philadelphia: I believe — am feeling all right.
Walt whitman kept this rare, personal diary during a summer spent in Canada in 1880 This excellent reading edition sets the diary within the context of Whitman's life and includes photographs and footnotes.
Possessed by Memory: The Inward Light of CriticismKnopf #ad - For me poetry and spirituality fuse as a single entity. He offers more than eighty meditations on poems and prose that have haunted him since childhood and which he has possessed by memory: from the Psalms and Ecclesiastes to Shakespeare and Dr. In arguably his most personal and lasting book, America's most daringly original and controversial critic gives us brief, luminous readings of more than eighty texts by canonical authors-- texts he has had by heart since childhood.
Gone are the polemics. Most of my good friends in my generation have departed. I find that they are woven into what I read. Their voices are still in my ears. This also involves a knowledge of God and gods. And though he has written before about some of these authors, written in the winter of his life, these exegeses, are movingly informed by "the freshness of last things.
Possessed by Memory: The Inward Light of Criticism #ad - As bloom writes movingly: "One of my concerns throughout Possessed by Memory is with the beloved dead. My other concern is religious, in the widest sense. All my long life I have sought to isolate poetic knowledge. Here, in a memoir of sorts--an inward journey from childhood to ninety--Bloom argues elegiacally with nobody but Bloom, instead, interested only in the influence of the mind upon itself when it absorbs the highest and most enduring imaginative literature.
Johnson; spenser and milton to wordsworth and keats; whitman and Browning to Joyce and Proust; Tolstoy and Yeats to Delmore Schwartz and Amy Clampitt; Blake to Wallace Stevens--and so much more.
Live Oak, with MossAbrams ComicArts #ad - This revolutionary, extraordinarily beautiful and passionate cluster of poems was never published by Whitman and has remained unknown to the general public—until now. They were also whitman’s most adventurous explorations of the theme of same-sex love, composed decades before the word “homosexual” came into use.
As he was turning forty, walt whitman wrote twelve poems in a small handmade book he entitled “Live Oak, With Moss. The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for other men. Walt whitman’s reassembled, reinterpreted Live Oak, With Moss serves as a source of inspiration and a cause for celebration.
Live Oak, with Moss #ad - . New york times bestselling and caldecott award–winning illustrator Brian Selznick offers a provocative visual narrative of “Live Oak, With Moss, ” and Whitman scholar Karen Karbiener reconstructs the story of the poetic cluster’s creation and destruction.
Walt Whitman: The Measure of His SongHoly Cow! Press #ad - I know of no more convincing proof of walt whitman's impact upon the poetic mind both at home and abroad than this collection of tributes by poets -- in prose and verse" -- Gay Wilson Allen, The Solitary Singer. Includes 17 black & white photos. Beginning with ralph waldo emerson's famous 1855 letter "I greet you at the beginning of a great career.
. Ginsberg, le sueur, lawrence, rich, this new edition contains responses from Thoreau, Pound, Borges, Neruda, Duncan, Snyder and Alexie, Jordan, among many others. First published to wide critical acclaim in 1981, this revised and expanded monumental anthology charts the ongoing American and international response to the legacy of the seminal poet Walt Whitman 1819-1892.