The Portable Walt Whitman (Penguin Classics)

The Portable Walt Whitman (Penguin Classics)

Walt Whitman

When Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855 it used to be a slender quantity of twelve poems and he was once a journalist and poet from ny, little-known yet choked with ambition and poetic hearth. to offer a brand new voice to the recent country shaken through civil battle, he spent his complete lifestyles revising and including to the paintings, yet his preliminary act of bravado in answering Ralph Waldo Emerson's demand a countrywide poet has made Whitman the vital American author. This wealthy cross-section of his paintings contains poems from all through Whitman's lifetime as released on his deathbed variation of 1891, brief tales, his prefaces to the various variants of Leaves of Grass, and a number of prose decisions, together with Democratic Vistas, Specimen Days, and Slang in America.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved by way of introductions and notes through distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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