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Walt whitman As Poet By Dr. Balwinder Singh
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This book entitled, Walt Whitman as a Poet-is a critical study of some of his major poems. It will be beneficial to the general reader, the college and university student and the isolated teacher in... More > particular who may find a conspectus like this helpful and useful for presenting Walt Whitman to his students. Keeping this point in mind, the author has accordingly assayed to present, in the light of recent scholarship and comparative trends in modern criticism, a critical commentary on Whitman. Author’s criticism carries insight, sensibility and judgment of high order. His critical study has established Whitman in clearer and terser terms as, being the pioneer American celebrant of self in all its sweep and magnitude. The author pointedly shows how sharply this self-differs from the traditional religious self. His cartography of Whitman’s self is done with flair.< Less
Raking Leaves: Theorizing and Historicizing "Walt Whitman" By SIUe History Grad. Students
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Proceedings of SIUe 2011 Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Historical Studies
Raking Leaves: Theorizing and Historicizing "Walt Whitman" By SIUe History Grad. Students
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Proceedings of SIUe 2011 Graduate Student Symposium, Department of Historical Studies
50 Greatest Poems of Walt Whitman By Walt Whitman
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Walt Whitman was born on Long Island, New York in 1819.After a generally unhappy childhood he went to work in the printing trade and teaching with little success. After years of different jobs on... More > newspapers ,Whitman resolved to become a poet publishing his own work Leaves of Grass in 1855. This work was on the whole well received and was praised by fellow poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. There was however considerable criticism of the sexual nature of some of the poems. At the beginning of the Civil War, Whitman thinking his brother was dead made his way to the battlelines which led him to volunteer as a nurse in the army hospitals. This had a profound effect on his writing and life. Whitman for the rest of his life was sought out by writers and poets who recognised his talent. He died of pneumonia in 1892. His bohemian lifestyle and honest portrayal of love for men and women endeared him to later generations who have raised Whitman to the position of one of America’s greatest poets.< Less
Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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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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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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Leaves of Grass is a collection of poems by Walt Whitman, which was self-published in 1855. It has its origins in an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson 10 years earlier titled The Poet, which... More > called for a new poetic voice that embodied the spirit of America. Some of its well-known poems include "Song of Myself" and "I Sing the Body Electric," and most were fiddled with and added to over the course of Whitman's life. Whitman wanted his book to be small enough to fit in a reader's pocket, as it was more likely to be read in the "open air." And he noted "I am nearly always successful with the reader in the open air." The title of the book is also a pun: "Grass" was a term that publishers ascribed to inferior literary works and "leaves" refer to the pages on which they were printed. It was considered "obscene literature" when it first came out, and critics accused its anonymous author of homosexuality.< Less
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Leaves of Grass By Walt Whitman
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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", "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking", and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd". In certain particulars Walt Whitman's book, "Leaves of Grass,"- stands by itself and is the most peculiar and noteworthy monument amid the work of American literature. In a large and growing circle of readers and critics, it is regarded as the most original book, the most decisively individual, the most sublimely personal creation in American literary art.< Less
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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