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Whitman, Walt 1819-1892

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Works: 8,860 works in 20,266 publications in 36 languages and 517,527 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  Fiction  Musical settings  History  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence  Quotations  Music 
Subject Headings: Poets, American 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Lyricist, Other, Honoree, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Dedicatee, Composer, Attributed name, Signer, Originator, Editor, Inscriber, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Arranger, Adapter, Illustrator
Classifications: PS3201, 811.3
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Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )
2,027 editions published between 1717 and 2017 in 34 languages and held by 22,323 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
Complete poetry and collected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )
45 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,064 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
Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,328 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 1,266 libraries worldwide
A collection of notes, letters and poems written by Whitman during the war--New York herald tribune lively arts
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Sound Recording )
51 editions published between 1970 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Leaves of grass, and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )
77 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,200 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
Complete poetry and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )
24 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,187 libraries worldwide
Representative writings of the nineteenth-century American poet and philosopher are supplemented by textual notes
Six American poets : an anthology by Joel Conarroe( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,132 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( Sound Recording )
74 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,103 libraries worldwide
Collected poems of Walt Whitman
Selected poems by Walt Whitman( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 986 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: authoritative texts, prefaces, Whitman on his art, criticism by Walt Whitman( Book )
23 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 976 libraries worldwide
In addition to Leaves of Grass the text includes other poetic works by Whitman together with reviews by critics and poets
Prefaces and prologues to famous books, with introductions, notes and illustrations by Charles W Eliot( Book )
18 editions published between 1910 and 2004 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Prefaces, mainly from English works, from Caxton to H.A. Taine
The selected poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )
14 editions published between 1904 and 1983 in English and held by 894 libraries worldwide
Leaves of grass : a textual variorum of the printed poems by Walt Whitman( Book )
59 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Franklin Evans, or The inebriate : a tale of the times by Walt Whitman( Book )
23 editions published between 1842 and 2007 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
Less a novel than a prohibition tract in fiction, its clichéd-even-then story is that of an innocent from Whitman's native Long Island and his corruption by the music halls and taverns of New York City. It ends with the hero sagely advising that every young man should marry as soon as possible, and have a home of his own
The artistic legacy of Walt Whitman; a tribute to Gay Wilson Allen ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 851 libraries worldwide
A sea symphony; for soprano and baritone soli, chorus and orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams( score )
65 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 765 libraries worldwide
Poems by Walt Whitman( Book )
98 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 695 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."
Poems of Walt Whitman (Leaves of grass) by Walt Whitman( Book )
35 editions published between 1886 and 2012 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Walt Whitman's songs of male intimacy and love : "Live oak, with moss" and "Calamus" by Walt Whitman( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 189 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
 
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Alternative Names
Gualterius Whitman
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
Uitmans, Walts, 1819-1892
Uitmen, Uolt.
Uitmen, Uolt 1819-1892
Uitmèn Uot 1818-1892
Uitmen, Uot 1819-1892
Uitmeni, Uot 1819-1892
Uolt Uitmen
Vālṭ Viṭman̲ 1819-1892
Vālṭviṭman̲ 1819-1892
Veeitman 1819-1892
Veitman, .. 1819-1892
Veyitman, .. 1819-1892
Vhitmanis, Valters 1819-1892
Viṭman̲, Vālṭ 1819-1892
Vitman, Volt
Ṿiṭman, Ṿolṭ 1819-1892
Vitmen, Volt
Vitmen, Volt 1819-1892
Vitmens, Valts 1819-1892
Vitmens, Volts, 1819-1892
Volts Vitmens
Walt Whitman Amerikaans auteur
Walt Whitman poeta amerykański
Walt Whitman poeta estatunidenc
Walt Whitman poeta, scrittore e giornalista statunitense
Walt Whitman poète et humaniste américain
Walt Whitman US-amerikanischer Dichter
Walter Whitman
Waltvitmen 1819-1892
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Whitman, Walt
Whitman, Walter
Whitman, Walter 1819-1892
Whitmann, Walt
Whitmann, Walt 1819-1892
Withman , Walt
Wītmān, Wālt 1819-1892
Witʻŭmŏn 1819-1892
Ουώλτ Ουίτμαν
Волт Витман
Волт Витмен
Волт Вітмен
Уитман У. 1819-1892
Уитман, Уолт 1819-1892
Уитман, Уольт 1819-1892
Уйтман, Уот 1819-1892
Уитмен, Уолт 1819-1892
Уитмэн, Уолт 1819-1892
Уитмэн Уот 1818-1892
Уитмэн, Уот 1819-1892
Уолт Уитман
Уолт Уитмен
Уолт Уитмен американский поэт, публицист
Уолт Уітмен
Ўолт Ўітмэн
Ուոլթ Ուիթմեն
וויטמן, וולט
וולט ויטמן
ויטמן, וולט
ויטמן, וולט 1819־1892
װיטמאן, װאלט
װיטמאן, װאלט 1819־1892
والت ويتمان
والت ویتمن
والٹ وہٹمین
والټ وايټمېن
واڵت ویتمان
ويتمن، والت
वाल्ट ह्वाइटम्यान
वाल्ट ह्विटमैन
ওয়াল্ট হুইটম্যান
ਵਾਲਟ ਵਿਟਮੈਨ
வால்ட் விட்மன்
ဝှစ်တမန်၊ ဝေါ့
უოლტ უიტმენი
월트 휘트먼
휘트맨, 왈트 1819-1892
휘트먼, W. 1819-1892
휘트먼, 월트 1819-1892
ウォルト・ホイットマン
ホイットマン
ホイットマン 1819-1892
ホイットマン, ウォールト
ホヰットマン, 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
沃尔特·惠特曼
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