The Works of Walt Whitman

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This collection contains the poetic works of Walt Whitman. These poems reflect the vitality of a new nation and the vastness of its lands. They combine autobiographical, sociological and religious themes but did not conform to previous genres.

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With an Introduction and Bibliography by Stephen Matterson, Trinity College, Dublin.

Walt Whitman’s verse gave the poetry of America a distinctive national voice. It reflects the unique vitality of the new nation, the vastness of the land and the emergence of a sometimes troubled consciousness, communicated in language and idiom regarded by many at the time as shocking.

Whitman’s poems are organic and free flowing, fit into no previously defined genre and skilfully combine autobiographical, sociological and religious themes with lyrical sensuality. His verse is a fitting celebration of a new breed of American and includes ‘Song of Myself’, ‘Crossing Brooklyn Ferry’, the celebratory ‘Passage to India’, and his fine elegy for the assassinated President Lincoln, ‘When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d’.

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Weight 0.384 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

557

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

811.3 (edition:20)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

The Works of Walt Whitman

£3.99

In stock