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Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass

Author: Walt Whitman; Malcolm Cowley
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1976, ©1959.
Series: Penguin poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st (1855) edView all editions and formats
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Whitman is today regarded as America's Homer or Dante, and his work the touchstone for literary originality in the New World. In Leaves of Grass, he abandoned the rules of traditional poetry - breaking the standard metred line, discarding the obligatory rhyming scheme, and using the vernacular. Emily Dickinson condemned his sexual and physiological allusions as `disgraceful', but Emerson saw the book as the `most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: poetry
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Whitman; Malcolm Cowley
ISBN: 0140421998 9780140421996
OCLC Number: 2424287
Description: xxxvii, 145 pages : portrait ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin poets.
Other Titles: Leaves of grass.
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Responsibility: edited with an introd. by Malcolm Cowley.
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"Whitman, the great poet, has meant so much to me. Whitman the one man breaking a way ahead. Whitman the one pioneer . . . Ahead of Whitman, nothing. Ahead of all poets, pioneering into the Read more...

 
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