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Whitman, Walt 1819-1892

Works: 8,317 works in 17,602 publications in 32 languages and 472,439 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Records and correspondence  Poetry  Musical settings  Personal narratives  Epic poetry  Quotations  Music 
Subject Headings: Poets, American 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Other, Honoree, Performer, Dedicatee, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Originator, Signer, Attributed name, Author of introduction, Inscriber, Composer, Interviewee, Editor, Arranger
Classifications: PS3231, 811.3
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Complete poetry and collected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 3,502 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 )
156 editions published between 1868 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,448 libraries worldwide
A collection of forty-two Walt Whitman poems, including "Birds of Passage," "A Glimpse," "Sometimes with One I Love," and "Whispers of Heavenly Death."
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )
62 editions published between 1855 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,287 libraries worldwide
A collection of all of Whitman's poems, including the Variorum Readings
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )
143 editions published between 1855 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,901 libraries worldwide
Hymnen für die Erde by Walt Whitman( Book )
483 editions published between 1889 and 2014 in 27 languages and held by 1,871 libraries worldwide
Oeuvre d'un esprit rebelle à l'austérité religieuse des pionniers de La Nouvelle-Orléans et réfractaire à une politique injuste, portée par le souffle des grands espaces, l'amour de la nature, la réhabilitation du corps comme espace de beauté et de jouissance, comme lieu de spiritualité
Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass : the first (1855) edition by Walt Whitman( Book )
88 editions published between 1959 and 2005 in English and held by 1,681 libraries worldwide
The edition of Whitman's poems as they were first published is accompanied by an in-depth introduction
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Sound Recording )
45 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,551 libraries worldwide
Complete poetry and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )
46 editions published between 1906 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,497 libraries worldwide
Representative writings of the nineteenth-century American poet and philosopher are supplemented by textual notes
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )
68 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and held by 1,412 libraries worldwide
Collected writings of Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 libraries worldwide
An illustrated collection of twenty-six poems and excerpts from longer poems by the renowned nineteenth-century poet
Walt Whitman's Civil War by Walt Whitman( Book )
14 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
A collection of notes, letters and poems written by Whitman during the war--New York herald tribune lively arts
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( file )
in English and held by 1,288 libraries worldwide
Leaves of grass, 1860 the 150th anniversary facsimile edition by Walt Whitman( file )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,239 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
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Sound Recording )
65 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
G.K. Chesterton argued that Walt Whitman is the greatest American. Leaves of Grass, first published in 1855 and augmented every few years until the poet's death in 1892, is his masterpiece. It was greeted by Ralph Waldo Emerson as "the wonderful gift ... the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed."
Six American poets : an anthology by joel, editor Conarroe( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,147 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 by Walt Whitman( Book )
13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass inaugurated a new voice and style into American letters and gave expression to an optimistic, bombastic vision that took the nation as its subject. Unlike many other editions of Leaves of Grass, which reproduce various short, early versions, this Modern Library Paperback Classics "Death-bed" edition presents everything Whitman wrote in its final form, and includes newly commissioned notes. From the Trade Paperback edition
Song of myself, and other poems by Walt Whitman( Book )
115 editions published between 1904 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1855 as part of Leaves of Grass, Song of Myself was revised and expanded by Walt Whitman through several editions. Mitchell has gone back to the original text and compared it with later versions
Leaves of grass, and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )
34 editions published between 1717 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,090 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 1,084 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
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( file )
5 editions published between 1900 and 2008 in English and held by 1,014 libraries worldwide
Leaves of Grass (1855) is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd." Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in several editions until his death. This book is notable for its delight in and praise of the senses during a time when such candid displays were considered i
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