Poems of Walt Whitman Poems of Walt Whitman

Poems of Walt Whitman

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Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist well known in his time for his famous Leaves of Grass collection of poetry. A humanist, Whitman was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works, making him one of the most influential American poets in history. Known as the father of free verse, his work was very controversial in its time, described as obscene for its overt sexuality.

Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and–in addition to publishing his poetry–was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842). Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. After a stroke towards the end of his life, he moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. He died at age 72 and his funeral became a public spectacle.

This edition of Whitman’s Poems is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures. 

GENERE
Narrativa e letteratura
PUBBLICATO
2012
4 giugno
LINGUA
EN
Inglese
PAGINE
170
EDITORE
Charles River Editors
DIMENSIONE
1,4
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Altri libri di Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass Leaves of Grass
1855
Foglie d'erba Foglie d'erba
2011
Leaves of Grass Leaves of Grass
2008
Song of Myself Song of Myself
2012
Leaves of grass Leaves of grass
1892
Foglie d'erba Foglie d'erba
2014