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The author of the book: Walt Whitman
Language: English
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 598 KB
Edition: Crown Publishers
Date of issue: 1961

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My favorite thing about reading this book is that one night I read a part of a poem I liked, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, to my 10 year old son. The next evening when he was ready for bed he asked, "Could you read some more of that Walt Whitman poetry to me?" Although it's sometimes difficult to read it's obvious that there is beauty in most of the words. We talked about how one theme is that he is talking and you are listening, but also he feels that since you are listening (reading), that the poet knows you as well. And it's very nice to know Mr. Whitman.

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Ebook Selections from Leaves of Grass read Online! Walter Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War in addition to publishing his poetry. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842).

After working as clerk, teacher, journalist and laborer, Whitman wrote his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, pioneering free verse poetry in a humanistic celebration of humanity, in 1855. Emerson, whom Whitman revered, said of Leaves of Grass that it held "incomparable things incomparably said." During the Civil War, Whitman worked as an army nurse, later writing Drum Taps (1865) and Memoranda During the War (1867). His health compromised by the experience, he was given work at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. After a stroke in 1873, which left him partially paralyzed, Whitman lived his next 20 years with his brother, writing mainly prose, such as Democratic Vistas (1870). Leaves of Grass was published in nine editions, with Whitman elaborating on it in each successive edition. In 1881, the book had the compliment of being banned by the commonwealth of Massachusetts on charges of immorality. A good friend of Robert Ingersoll, Whitman was at most a Deist who scorned religion. D. 1892.


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