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 price — the 1st variation 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 extraordinary by an explosively leading edge loose verse kind and formerly unmentionable subject material. Exalting nature, celebrating the human physique, and praising the senses and sexual love, the enormous paintings used to be condemned as "immoral." Whitman persevered evolving Leaves of Grass regardless of the talk, growing to be his influential paintings a long time after its first visual appeal via including new poems with every one new printing.
This version provides the original twelve poems from Whitman's most effective 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 was once a toddler Went Forth," works that proceed to upset traditional notions of attractiveness and originality even today.

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