Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass

Book - 1976
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This is the original and complete 1855 edition of one of the greatest masterpieces of American literature, including Whitman's own introduction to the work. 'One of the most important literary events in twentieth-century poetry and criticism.' - Karl Shapiro 'Opens exciting new vistas in Whitman criticism . . . This book, both text and introduction, may well launch a modern reevaluation and interpretation of Whitman and his Leaves .' - James E. Miller, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1976, c1959.
Edition: 1st (1855) ed.
ISBN: 9780140421996
Characteristics: xxxvii, 145 p. : port ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cowley, Malcolm 1898-
Alternative Title: Leaves of grass


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ellensix Oct 09, 2015

"Do anything, but let it produce joy."
—Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

daymakerdave Mar 08, 2011

Come, my tan-faced children,
Follow well in order, get your weapons ready;
Have you your pistols? have you your sharp edged axes? Pioneers! O pioneers!

For we cannot tarry here,
We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger,
We, the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend, Pioneers! O pioneers!


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daymakerdave Mar 08, 2011

This is some of the first poetry that I actually enjoyed! I had read all kinds of poetry and never really got it or cared to, until I read "Pioneer's O' Pioneers" by Walt Whitman. That was 15 years ago and that poem still speaks to me. Whitman eventually led me to reading stuff by authors like Richard Brautigan and William Blake. Thanks Walt.

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