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Leaves Of Grass [Paperback-2001]
Walt Whitman
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Category:Literature- PoetryPoetryPoetry-Poe
Publisher: Modern Library Classics Usa | ISBN: 9780679783428 | Pages: 753

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.

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892), arguably one of Americas most influential and innovative poets, was born into a working-class family in West Hills, New York, and grew up in Brooklyn. His "Leaves of Grass, " from which "When I Heard the Learnd Astronomer" comes, is considered one of the central volumes in the history of world poetry. While most other major writers of his time enjoyed a highly structured, classical education at private institutions, Whitman forged his own rough and informal curriculum, and his brief stint at teaching suggests that Whitman employed what were then progressive techniques -- encouraging students to think aloud rather than simply recite, and involving his students in educational games.

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