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Description - Leaves of Grass by Walter Whitman

"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 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486456768
ISBN-10: 0486456765
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 7mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 27-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Walter Whitman

One of America's most influential and innovative poets, Walt Whitman (1819-92) worked as a teacher, journalist, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War. Proclaimed as the nation's first "poet of democracy," Whitman reached out to common readers and opposed censorship with his overt celebrations of sexuality