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Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions

Walt Whitman Karen Karbiener September 05, 2019

Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions Walt Whitman Karen Karbiener When Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855 as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems, Walt Whitman was still an unknown But his self published volume soon became a landmark of poetry, introducing the world to a new and uniquely American form The father of free verse, Whitman drew upon the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to sing such themes as democracy,When Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855 as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems, Walt Whitman was still an unknown But his self published volume soon became a landmark of poetry, introducing the world to a new and uniquely American form The father of free verse, Whitman drew upon the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to sing such themes as democracy, sexuality, and frank autobiography.Throughout his prolific writing career, Whitman continually revised his work and expanded Leaves of Grass, which went through nine, substantively different editions, culminating in the final, authoritative Death bed Edition Now the original 1855 version and the Death bed Edition of 1892 have been brought together in a single volume, allowing the reader to experience the total scope of Whitman s genius, which produced love lyrics, visionary musings, glimpses of nightmare and ecstasy, celebrations of the human body and spirit, and poems of loneliness, loss, and mourning.Alive with the mythical strength and vitality that epitomized the American experience in the nineteenth century, Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, uplift, and unite those who read it.

Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions Walt Whitman Karen Karbiener

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