Leaves of Grass - Collins Classics (Paperback)Walt Whitman (author)
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I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey work of the stars...
First published in 1855, and edited, revised and expanded over thirty years, `Leaves of Grass' has become one of the most celebrated poetry collections in the history of American literature. A master of free verse, Walt Whitman captures the true spirit of his homeland and its people through his poetry. He explores a wide range of themes, encompassing American identity and cultural values, democracy, nature and the mysteries of the human spirit.
Featuring the poems of the original 1855 edition, `Leaves of Grass' remains an influential work within the American literary tradition, studied and treasured around the world.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 11 mm
`I greet you at the beginning of a great career.' Letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Walt Whitman, 1855
`The most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed.' Ralph Waldo Emerson
`America's poet... He is America.' Ezra Pound
`If you are American, then Walt Whitman is your imaginative father and mother, even if, like myself, you have never composed a line of verse.' Harold Bloom, literary critic