Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)

Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)

Walt Whitman


In 1855, Walt Whitman released — at his personal fee — the 1st version of Leaves of Grass, a visionary quantity of twelve poems. displaying the effect of a uniquely American kind of mysticism referred to as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the overall society and tradition of the time, the writing is distinct by an explosively cutting edge loose verse variety and formerly unmentionable material. Exalting nature, celebrating the human physique, and praising the senses and sexual love, the enormous paintings was once condemned as "immoral." Whitman persisted evolving Leaves of Grass regardless of the debate, turning out to be his influential paintings a long time after its first visual appeal by way of including new poems with each one new printing.
This variation offers the original twelve poems from Whitman's most suitable 1855 book of Leaves of Grass. incorporated are many of the maximum poems of contemporary instances: "Song of Myself," "I Sing the physique Electric," and "There used to be a toddler Went Forth," works that proceed to upset traditional notions of good looks and originality even today.

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