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Whitman, Walt 1819-1892

Works: 8,285 works in 16,476 publications in 12 languages and 457,847 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  Records and correspondence  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Study guides  History  Musical settings  Personal narratives  Epic poetry 
Subject Headings: Poets, American 
Roles: Librettist, Lyricist, Other, Performer, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Signer, Originator, Conductor, Dedicatee, Attributed name, Inscriber, Interviewee, Composer, Arranger, Editor
Classifications: PS3201, 811.3
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Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )
905 editions published between 1717 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 20,675 libraries worldwide
In addition to Leaves of Grass the text includes other poetic works by Whitman together with reviews by critics and poets
Complete poetry and collected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )
39 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,577 libraries worldwide
This is the most comprehensive volume of Walt Whitman (1819-1892) ever published. It includes all of his poetry and what he considered his complete prose. This is also the only collection that includes, in exactly the form in which it appeared in 1855, the first edition of Leaves of Grass. This was the book, a commercial failure, that prompted Emerson's famous message to Whitman: "I greet you at the beginning of a great career". These twelve poems, including what were later to be entitled "Song of Myself" and "I Sing the Body Electric", and a preface announcing the author's poetic theories, were the first stage of a massive, lifelong work. Six editions and some thirty-seven years later Leaves of Grass had become one of the central volumes in the history of world poetry. Each edition involved revisions of earlier poems and the incorporation of new ones. In 1856, for example, he added such poems as "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" and "Spontaneous Me"; in the third edition (1860) "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" and two new sections, "Calamus" and "Children of Adam". In the fourth (1867) he incorporated the Civil War poems published a few years earlier as Drum-Taps and Sequel to Drum-Taps, including the poems on the death of Lincoln, notably "When Lilacs Last in the Door Yard Bloom'd." And so it went, a triumphant progress, hailed by Emerson, Thoreau, Rossetti and others, but also, as with the sixth edition in 1881-82, beset by charges of obscenity for such poems as "A Woman Waits for Me." Printed here is the final, the great culminating edition of 1891-92, the last supervised by Whitman himself just before his death. Whitman's prose is no less extraordinary. Specimen Days and Collect (1882) includes reminiscences of nineteenth-century New York City that will fascinate readers in the twentieth, notes on the Civil War, especially his service in Washington hospitals, and trenchant comments on books and authors. Democratic Vistas (1871), in its attacks on the misuses of national wealth after the Civil War, is relevant to conditions in our own time, and November Boughs (1888) brings together retrospective prefaces, opinions, random autobiographical bits that are in effect an extended epilogue on Whitman's life, works, and times. Here it all is, the complete Whitman-elegiac, comic, furtive, outrageous-the most innovative and original of American authors
Poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( file )
22 editions published between 1902 and 2000 in English and held by 1,526 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems arranged by subject by the famous American author including a background introduction
Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass : the first (1855) edition by Walt Whitman( Book )
43 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 1,452 libraries worldwide
The edition of Whitman's poems as they were first published is accompanied by an in-depth introduction
Selected poems by Walt Whitman( Book )
37 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,407 libraries worldwide
The poetry of Walt Whitman is the cornerstone of modern American verse. He was America's first truly great poet and his influence is still evident today. The first edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, published in 1855, was a revolutionary manifesto declaring America's independence from European cultural domination. His rhapsodic free verse broke radically with poetic, tradition: it was poetry about America, its democracy, its people, and its hopes. It was uniquely American without apology--brash, proud, optimistic, and filled with the bustling energy of the new and growing nation. This collection brings together Whitman's greatest and most famous poems spanning the whole of his career. From the groundbreaking first edition of Leaves of Grass are seven poems, including "Song of Myself" and "I Sing the Body Electric." From later editions there are such masterpieces as "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and "I Hear America Singing." Also included is Whitman's great cycle of Civil War Poems, Drum-Taps, which he wrote in the months when he was ministering to the wounded in battlefield hospitals. Concluding this collection is one of his last poems, "Good-bye My Fancy!"--his touching farewell to his muse, his life, and his readers. More than one hundred years after his death, Walt Whitman's poetry has become part of the American heritage. It is a visionary which speaks as aptly to readers today as it will to future generations. As he says in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," "others...look back on me because I look'd forward to them." Whitman's poetry is a link that connects all Americans--past, present, and future. This book features a deluxe cover, ribbon marker, top stain, and decorative endpaper with a nameplate
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,370 libraries worldwide
Walt Whitman's Civil War by Walt Whitman( Book )
11 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 libraries worldwide
A collection of notes, letters and poems written by Whitman during the war--New York herald tribune lively arts
Complete poetry and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )
7 editions published between 1959 and 1972 in English and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
Representative writings of the nineteenth-century American poet and philosopher are supplemented by textual notes
Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,197 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of twenty-six poems and excerpts from longer poems by the renowned nineteenth-century poet
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( file )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Six American poets : an anthology by joel, editor Conarroe( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
An anthology of 247 memorable poems by six of America's greatest poets encompasses the works of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost, and Langston Hughes
Leaves of grass, 1860 the 150th anniversary facsimile edition by Walt Whitman( file )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,040 libraries worldwide
In May 1860, Walt Whitman published a third edition of Leaves of Grass. His timing was compelling. Printed during a period of regional, ideological, and political divisions, written by a poet intimately concerned with the idea of a United States as "essentially the greatest poem," this new edition was Whitman's last best hope for national salvation. Now available in a facsimile edition, Leaves of Grass, 1860 faithfully reproduces Whitman's attempt to create a "Great construction of the New Bible" to save the nation on the eve of civil war and, for the first time, frames the book in historical
The early poems and the fiction by Walt Whitman( Book )
9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles William Eliot( Book )
14 editions published between 1909 and 1961 in English and held by 960 libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Walt Whitman( Book )
10 editions published between 1920 and 2003 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
Bloom, author of "The Western Canon" and one of the world's most renowned literary critics, surveys Walt Whitman's vast poetic work, from early notebook fragments of "Song of Myself" to the late poems of "Good-bye My Fancy."
Leaves of grass, and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )
26 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and held by 927 libraries worldwide
"Walt Whitman (1819-92) approached his poetic career with high expectations. He dared to hope that he might become the poet of America. For many years the reception was cool enough to shake even Whitman's boundless optimism. But the twentieth century has justified him. We now recognize Whitman not only as a major writer, but as unique among American poets for his innovativeness, for his influence on world literature, and for the fullness with which he expressed American values."--Lawrence Buell, from the introduction. Donated by Prabu Vasan
Walt Whitman's songs of male intimacy and love "Live oak, with moss" and "Calamus" by Walt Whitman( file )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
This volume includes Whitman's handwritten manuscript version of the twelve "Live oak, with moss" poems along side with a print transcription of these poems on the opposite page, followed by a facsimile of the original version of the "Calamus" poems published in the 1860-61 edition of Leaves of grass, and a reprint of the final version of the "Calamus" poems in the 1881 edition of Leaves of grass
The artistic legacy of Walt Whitman; a tribute to Gay Wilson Allen ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
Leaves of grass : a textual variorum of the printed poems by Walt Whitman( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
When I heard the learn'd astronomer by Walt Whitman( Book )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 740 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a boy's fascination with the heavens
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Alternative Names
Huiteman, 1819-1892
Huiteman, Huaerte, 1819-1892
Huiteman, Woerte, 1819-1892
Ouïtman, Ouōlt, 1819-1892
Uitman, Uollt, 1819-1892
Uitman, Uolʹt, 1819-1892
Uitmanis, Valts, 1819-1892
Uitmen, Uolt.
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Wītmān, Wālt 1819-1892
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Уитман, Уолт, 1819-1892
Уитман, Уольт 1819-1892
Уйтман, Уот 1819-1892
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Уитмэн, Уолт, 1819-1892
Уитмэн, Уот, 1819-1892
ויטמן, וולט
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װיטמאן, װאלט
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ويتمن، والت
ホイットマン 1819-1892
ホイットマン, ウォルト
惠特曼, 1819-1892
惠特曼, 华尔特, 1819-1892
惠特曼, 沃尔特, 1819-1892
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