Leaves of Grass: First and Death-Bed Editions
Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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.
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.
Karen Karbiener received a Ph.D. from Columbia University and currently teaches at New York University. She also wrote the introduction and notes for the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of Frankenstein.
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Review: Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)User Review - Loa Xing - Goodreads
father of poems very lucky man full of beauty. Read full review
Review: Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble Classics)User Review - Sam - Goodreads
This is such a good book, Walt Whitman is one of my favourite poets. Albeit he was a little full of himself, his poems move me in so many ways. Last summer I walked outback in my yard in a field and ... Read full review