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Description - Walt Whitman's Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

Since 1855, Walt Whitman's 'Song of Myself' has been enjoyed, debated, parodied and imitated by readers, critics and artists crossing national and linguistic boundaries. Many argue that it is the most influential poem ever written by an American. This Routledge Literary Sourcebook provides easy access to: contextual information, including biographical details and a chronology an overview of the poem's critical reception and extracts from important criticism, with clear introductory headnotes key passages from the original 1855 edition, with commentary and annotation the full 'final' 1881 edition of the poem. Cross-references link the critical, contextual and textual sections and suggestions for further reading complete the volume. This sourcebook is ideal for readers with no knowledge of the poem, or for those returning anew to a favourite text.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415275439
ISBN-10: 0415275431
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Walt Whitman

Ezra Greenspan is Professor of English at the University of South Carolina and has published widely on Walt Whitman.

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