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In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work which defined him as one of America's most influential voices, and which 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140424515
ISBN-10: 0140424512
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 38mm)
Pages: 912
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) is one of the greatest American poets. Leaves of Grass was published in 1855, which he added to and reshuffled throughout his life. Francis Murphy is Professor of English at Smith College, Northampton USA

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