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Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass is Walt Whitman’s best known collection of poetry and encapsulates his whole life’s work. Walt Whitman has been described as the father of free verse, and his approach to... More > poetry as demonstrated in Leaves of Grass has been an inspiration to poets ever since its first publication in 1855. The frank sexuality of Whitman’s poetry in Leaves of Grass was controversial at the time and was condemned as obscene. Whitman does talk about sex in an honest way, but he sees it as part of nature, to be celebrated. Whitman in poems such as “Song of Myself” and “I Sing the Body Electric” exulted nature and the material world, and cast aside the old poetic tropes of symbolism and allegory. Walt Whitman remains one of the most influential poets in the American canon.< Less
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Leaves of Grass (1855) is a collection of poetry by American poet Walt Whitman. In the collection are poems such as"Song of Myself", and "I Sing the Body Electric".
Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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"The most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed." — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Inspired by transcendentalism, Whitman's immortal collection includes some of... More > the greatest poems of modern times, including his masterpiece "Song of Myself." Shattering standard conventions of symbolism and allegory, it stands as an unabashed celebration of body and nature.< Less
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Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass,... More > revising it in several editions until his death. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself", "I Sing the Body Electric", and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd".< Less
Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during a time when such candid displays were considered... More > immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass exalted the body and the material world.< Less
Bamboo Leaves By Brian Taylor
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Disabled beggars with plastic begging cups; Ferraris, a snow white Bugatti Veyron and a swimming pool filled with ice for New Year's Day; westernised nose jobs, lady boys and budget sex changes;... More > Ghosts and Spirit Doctors; mediums offering lunch to the spirits that possess them; body snatchers lurking below motorway bridges; menus offering one-day dry pig and son-in-law's testicles. Temples thundering out their message that all this is impermanent, not-self and suffering. (248 pages)< Less
Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," "Out of the... More > Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd." Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it until his death. This last version of Leaves of Grass was published in 1892 and is referred to as the "deathbed edition". In January 1892, two months before Whitman's death, an announcement was published in the New York Herald: "Walt Whitman wishes respectfully to notify the public that the book Leaves of Grass, which he has been working on at great intervals and partially issued for the past thirty-five or forty years, is now completed, so to call it, and he would like this new 1892 edition to absolutely supersede all previous ones. Faulty as it is, he decides it as by far his special and entire self-chosen poetic utterance."< Less
Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," "Out of the... More > Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd." Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it until his death. This last version of Leaves of Grass was published in 1892 and is referred to as the "deathbed edition". In January 1892, two months before Whitman's death, an announcement was published in the New York Herald: "Walt Whitman wishes respectfully to notify the public that the book Leaves of Grass, which he has been working on at great intervals and partially issued for the past thirty-five or forty years, is now completed, so to call it, and he would like this new 1892 edition to absolutely supersede all previous ones. Faulty as it is, he decides it as by far his special and entire self-chosen poetic utterance."< Less
Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," "Out of the... More > Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd." Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it until his death. This last version of Leaves of Grass was published in 1892 and is referred to as the "deathbed edition". In January 1892, two months before Whitman's death, an announcement was published in the New York Herald: "Walt Whitman wishes respectfully to notify the public that the book Leaves of Grass, which he has been working on at great intervals and partially issued for the past thirty-five or forty years, is now completed, so to call it, and he would like this new 1892 edition to absolutely supersede all previous ones. Faulty as it is, he decides it as by far his special and entire self-chosen poetic utterance."< Less
Leaving Gomorrah By Doug Cooper-Spencer
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Otis is a gay man who discovers he has a son from a one night affair. Now his son, Antonio, a young man in his twenties, has come to live with him. Everything is fine until Otis realizes that... More > Antonio is living a secret life hustling his body. It's a trade Otis is well aware of because he once lived that same life. Antonio, Otis’s son, feels he has been blessed with great sexual prowess. He doesn’t consider himself gay or bi-sexual, but he has used his ‘gift’ to dominate both men and women to get what he wants. But there is one thing he can’t get from sex, and that is peace of mind from the darkness that haunts him, the same darkness that haunted, and later destroyed his mother. Now Otis must fight to save Antonio from a life in the streets and from the darkness that haunts him. However, Otis has his own demons, and he finds that he must not only save his son's life, but his own life as well. Leaving Gomorrah is the third and final book in the This Place of Men Trilogy.< Less