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Books by Walt Whitman

  • Leaves of Grass

    Walt Whitman

    Product Code: BUGRM
    Hardback
    Leaves of Grass is Walt Whitman's glorious poetry collection, first published in 1855, which he revised and expanded throughout his lifetime. It was ground-breaking in its subject matter and in its direct, unembellished style. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is edited and introduced by Professor Bridget Bennett. Whitman wrote about the United States and its people, its revolutionary spirit and about democracy. He wrote openly about the body and about desire in a way that completely broke with convention and which paved the way for a completely new kind of poetry. This new collection is taken from the final version, the Deathbed edition, and it includes his most famous poems such as `Song of Myself' and `I Sing the Body Electric'.
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  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    Walt Whitman

    Product Code: AZTWW
    Paperback
    'All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages...' A selection taken from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Whitman's works available in Penguin Classics are Leaves of Grass and The Complete Poems.
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  • Leaves of Grass

    Walt Whitman

    Product Code: BWKNV
    Hardback
    Revered as one of the most influential American poets of all time, Walt Whitman used his own money to publish his first collection of poetry in a slim volume called Leaves of Grass. Over the following years, it became his life's work as he continuously revised and expanded it. Freed from restraints of tradition, Whitman's exuberance shines through every poem. His uplifting verses and powerful language provide a stunning experience unmatched by his contemporaries, and exercised an incredible influence on his fellow countrymen. The poems included in this work will take you on a whirlwind tour of emotions as Whitman whisks you from celebrations of sexuality to his inspirational accounts of society.
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  • Leaves of Grass

    Walt Whitman

    Product Code: BRIAZ
    Paperback
    First published in 1855 and extended by the author over the course of more than three decades, Leaves of Grass embodies Walt Whitman's lifetime ambition to create a new voice that could capture the spirit and vibrancy of the young American nation, while celebrating at the same time "Nature without check with original energy". Famously written in free verse and brimming with sensuous imagery and an unbridled love of nature and life in all its forms, and containing celebrated poems such as the ebullient `Song of Myself' - described by Jay Parini as the greatest American poem ever written - and the elegiac `When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd', Leaves of Grass is not only the fi nest achievement of a highly unique poet, but a founding text for American literature and modern poetry.
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  • Leaves of Grass

    Walt Whitman

    Product Code: BMGRB
    Paperback
    First published in 1855 with Whitman's own money, Leaves of Grass is a highly sensual collection of verses that became a monument to American poetry. The journalist, philosopher, clerk, and Civil War nurse spent the following four decades revising and expanding the work from twelve poems to a massive four-hundred-poem compilation. Celebrating nature and human sexuality with explicit imagery, his poetry was controversial but also drew high praise from the likes of Alfred Tennyson and D. H. Lawrence, who called him the "greatest modern poet." With its sensuous and highly imaginative free-form verses, Walt Whitman's greatest masterpiece is now available in an elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.
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  • On the Beach at Night Alone

    Walt Whitman

    Product Code: AZVTN
    Paperback
    'All nations, colors, barbarisms, civilizations, languages...' A selection taken from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Whitman's works available in Penguin Classics are Leaves of Grass and The Complete Poems.
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  • Walt Whitman's Guide to Manly Health and Training

    Walt Whitman

    Product Code: AZPEX
    Hardback
    TO YOU, IDLER. UP! Though your limbs may be corpulent and weary from your sedentary repose, your head a-thunder from an evening of indulgence, your spirit weary from the wretched nine-to-five - fret not, dear man, for within these pages are strategies to replenish and rejuvenate your manly health and well-being. Heed not those who would have you join a house of muscled exertion and toss your technological flim-flam into the long grass. Attend instead to the most gentlemanly of guides, esteemed man of letters Walt Whitman, who will advise on the most vital qualities of health and training for fellows of all ages and inclinations. Undiscovered and unutilized for more than 150 years, here are the choice extracts from Mr Whitman's manifesto, which will provide you with a complete and exact science of manly virtue and vigour.
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  • Walt Whitman

    Walt Whitman

    Product Code: AUTUF
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    Seer, prophet, visionary, preacher, Walt Whitman stands out as one of poetry's towering anomalies: in celebrating the trees, water, sky and air, the bear, the eagle, the buffalo and the lion, Whitman expressed a uniquely democratic vision that engulfs not only the American continent but the entire universe. His passionate vehemence, his faith in the common man, and his unflinching pursuit of the truth gave form to an arsenal of ideas, inspiring and motivating generations of writers to come.
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