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Leaves of Grass : The Original 1855 Edition (Hardcover)

Author: Whitman, Walt

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Of Life immense in passion, pulse, and power,
Cheerful, for freest action form'd under the laws divine,
The Modern Man I sing.?

-- from Leaves of Grass

The newest in our series of bold-faced thoughts on classic works! This pocket-size, volume offers an innovative take on a beloved American masterpiece: the first (1855) edition ofLeaves of Grass, which consisted of an introduction by Whitman and merely twelve untitled poems. Though it has now passed its 155th anniversary, Walt Whitman?s powerful poetry continues to inspire with its rich language, all-embracing populism, and boundless spirit.

Whitman took it upon himself to establish a bold, sensual, new literary tradition that was distinctly Americanand consciously set out to be at once the quintessential American poet and the voice of the common man. Leaves of Grass remains an enduring touchstone for writers everywhere, and for anyone who wants to get in touch with his or her own creative spirit.

In addition to the text, this compact volume features highlighted passages, an introduction that relates the poems to today's perspective, and reflective writing exercises (with lined pages to write on).

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Publisher Sterling Innovation
Mfg Part# 9781402770661
SKU 212314045
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1402770669
Release Date 6/1/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher Sterling Innovation
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