The Complete Poems

The Complete Poems

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Penguin Putnam

From Leaves of Grass to "Song of Myself," all of Whitman's poetry in one volume

In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work that defined him as one of America’s most influential voices and that he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and intensity, it spoke of politics, sexual emancipation, and what it meant to be an American. From the joyful “Song of Myself” and “I Sing the Body Electric” to the elegiac “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” Whitman’s art fuses oratory, journalism, and song in a vivid celebration of humanity. Containing all Whitman’s known poetic work, this edition reprints the final, or “deathbed,” edition of Leaves of Grass (1891–92). Earlier versions of many poems are also given, including the 1855 “Song of Myself.”

   • Features a completely new—and fuller—introduction discussing the development of Whitman's poetic career, his influence on later American poets, and his impact on the American cultural sensibility
   • Includes chronology, updated suggestions for further reading, and extensive notes

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Random House, Inc.
In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work that defined him as one of America’s most influential voices and that he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and intensity, it spoke of politics, sexual emancipation, and what it meant to be an American. From the joyful “Song of Myself” and “I Sing the Body Electric” to the elegiac “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d,” Whitman’s art fuses oratory, journalism, and song in a vivid celebration of humanity. Containing all Whitman’s known poetic work, this edition reprints the final, or “deathbed,” edition of Leaves of Grass (1891–92). Earlier versions of many poems are also given, including the 1855 “Song of Myself.”
  • Features a completely new—and fuller—introduction discussing the development of Whitman's poetic career, his influence on later American poets, and his impact on the American cultural sensibility

  • Includes chronology, updated suggestions for further reading, and extensive notes



Baker & Taylor
A definitive compilation of the poetry of Walt Whitman explores the themes of sexual emancipation, politics, and what it means to be an American in such acclaimed works as "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," accompanied by a detailed introduction to the poet, his work, and his important influence. Reprint.

Blackwell North Amer
In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work that defined him as one of America's most influential voices, and that he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and intensity, it spoke of politics, sexual emancipation and what it meant to be an American. From the joyful 'Song of Myself' and 'I Sing the Body Electric' to the elegiac 'When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd', Whitman's art fuses oratory, journalism and song in a vivid celebration of humanity.
This volume reprints the final, or 'death-bed', edition of Leaves of Grass (1891-2). Earlier versions of many poems are also given, including the 1855 'Song of Myself'. Whitman's early poems appear in an appendix, so that, apart from manuscript fragments found after his death, the present edition contains all Whitman's known work. It also includes a completely new introduction and updated further reading.

Baker
& Taylor

Collects all of Whitman's poems, including "I Hear America Singing," "Beautiful Women," "City of Ships," "The Sobbing of the Bells," and "O Sun of Real Peace."

Publisher: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780140424515
0140424512
Characteristics: xlviii, 38-896 p. ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Murphy, Francis

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