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Whitman, Walt 1819-1892

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Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

1,883 editions published between 1717 and 2022 in 36 languages and held by 23,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected writings of Walt Whitman
Complete poetry and collected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 3,476 WorldCat member 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 )

85 editions published between 1922 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated collection of twenty-six poems and excerpts from longer poems by the renowned nineteenth-century poet
Leaves of grass, 1860 : the 150th anniversary facsimile edition by Walt Whitman( )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1860, Walt Whitman published a third edition of Leaves of Grass. His timing was compelling. Printed during a period of regional, ideological, and political divisions, written by a poet intimately concerned with the idea of a United States as "essentially the greatest poem," this new edition was Whitman's last best hope for national salvation. Now available in a facsimile edition, Leaves of Grass, 1860 faithfully reproduces Whitman's attempt to create a "Great construction of the New Bible" to save the nation on the eve of civil war and, for the first time, frames the book in historical
Leaves of grass: authoritative texts, prefaces, Whitman on his art, criticism by Walt Whitman( Book )

48 editions published between 1963 and 2002 in English and held by 1,663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to Leaves of Grass the text includes other poetic works by Whitman together with reviews by critics and poets
Walt Whitman's songs of male intimacy and love : "Live oak, with moss" and "Calamus" by Walt Whitman( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,650 WorldCat member 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
Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass : the first (1855) edition by Walt Whitman( Book )

92 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The edition of Whitman's poems as they were first published is accompanied by an in-depth introduction
A sea symphony by Ralph Vaughan Williams( Recording )

60 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratic vistas, and other papers by Walt Whitman( Book )

107 editions published between 1870 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1871, Democratic Vistas is perhaps Walt Whitman's most important prose work. Disenchanted with the pervasive corruption during the period of Reconstruction, he examines democracy and its problems during this era, arguing for a balance between individualism and democracy, and ultimately expressing his belief in the triumph of the democratic ideal
Poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( )

27 editions published between 1868 and 2013 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leaves of grass, and selected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )

84 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 WorldCat member 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 )

23 editions published between 1938 and 2003 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Representative writings of the nineteenth-century American poet and philosopher are supplemented by textual notes
Franklin Evans, or The inebriate : a tale of the times by Walt Whitman( Book )

40 editions published between 1842 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Less a novel than a prohibition tract in fiction, its clich-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
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Recording )

106 editions published between 1954 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems of Walt Whitman
Six American poets : an anthology by Joel Conarroe( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member 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 : a textual variorum of the printed poems by Walt Whitman( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prefaces and prologues to famous books : with introductions, notes and illustrations by C. W Eliot( Book )

27 editions published between 1909 and 2004 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prefaces, mainly from English works, from Caxton to H.A. Taine
Selected poems by Walt Whitman( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member 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."
Song of myself : with a complete commentary by Walt Whitman( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers the most comprehensive and detailed reading to date of Song of Myself. One of the most distinguished critics in Whitman Studies, Ed Folsom, and one of the nation's most prominent writers and literary figures, Christopher Merrill, carry on a dialog with Whitman, and with each other, section by section, as they invite readers to enter into the conversation about how the poem develops, moves, improvises, and surprises. Instead of picking and choosing particular passages to support a reading of the poem, Folsom and Merrill take Whitman at his word and interact with "every atom" of his work. The book presents Whitman's final version of the poem, arranged in fifty-two sections; each section is followed by Folsom's detailed critical examination of the passage, and then Merrill offers a poet's perspective, suggesting broader contexts for thinking about both the passage in question and the entire poem"--
The selected poems of Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( Book )

18 editions published between 1892 and 1992 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Complete poetry and collected prose
Complete poetry and collected proseWalt WhitmanLeaves of grass, 1860 : the 150th anniversary facsimile editionLeaves of grass: authoritative texts, prefaces, Whitman on his art, criticismWalt Whitman's songs of male intimacy and love : "Live oak, with moss" and "Calamus"Walt Whitman's Leaves of grass : the first (1855) editionDemocratic vistas, and other papersPoems of Walt Whitman
Alternative Names
Gualterius Whitman

Huiteman 1819-1892

Huiteman, Huaerte 1819-1892

Huiteman, Huate, 1819-1892

Huiteman, Woerte 1819-1892

Ouïtman, Ouōlt 1819-1892

Quitman Quolt

Uitman, Uollt 1819-1892

Uitman Uolt

Uitman, Uolʹt 1819-1892

Uitman Uot

Uitmanis, Valts 1819-1892

Uitmans, Walts, 1819-1892

Uitmen Uolt

Uitmen, Uolt 1819-1892

Uitmen Uot

Uitmen, Uot 1819-1892

Uitmeni, Uot

Uitmeni, Uot 1819-1892

Uolt Uitmen

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Vhitmanis, Valters 1819-1892

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Viṭman̲, Vālṭ 1819-1892

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Ṿiṭman, Ṿolṭ 1819-1892

Vitmen, Volt

Vitmen, Volt 1819-1892

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Vitmenas Voltas

Vitmens, Valts 1819-1892

Vitmens, Volts, 1819-1892

Volts Vitmens

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman American poet, essayist and journalist

Walt Whitman americký spisovatel, básník a novinář

Walt Whitman Amerikaans auteur

Walt Whitman amerikai költő, esszéista, újságíró

Walt Whitman Amerikalı şair

Walt Whitman amerikansk författare

Walt Whitman Hukllachasqa Amirika Suyukuna mama llaqtayuq qillqaq

Walt Whitman Istadus Unidos jacha marka qillqiri

Walt Whitman poeta amerykański

Walt Whitman poeta, enfermero voluntario, ensayista, periodista y humanista estadounidense

Walt Whitman poeta estatunidenc

Walt Whitman poeta, scrittore e giornalista statunitense

Walt Whitman Poète, romancier, journaliste, éditeur américain

Walt Whitman Schriftsetzer, Lehrer, US-amerikanischer Dichter

Walt Whitman scriitor, eseist și jurnalist american

Walt Whitman usona poeziisto, eseisto, ĵurnalisto kaj humanisto

Walt Whitman yhdysvaltalainen runoilija

Walter Whitman Penyair, penulis esai, dan jurnalis Amerika

Waltvitmen 1819-1892


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Whitman W. 1819-1892

Whitman, Walt

Whitman Walter

Whitman, Walter 1819-1892

Whitmann, Walt

Whitmann, Walt 1819-1892

Withman , Walt

Witman, Walt

Wītmān, Wālt 1819-1892

Witman Wolt

Witmav 1819-1892


Witʻŭmŏn 1819-1892

Ουώλτ Ουίτμαν

Волт Витман

Волт Витмен амерички песник

Волт Вітмен американський поет і публіцист

Уитмeн Уот

Уитман У. 1819-1892

Уитман, Уолт 1819-1892

Уитман, Уольт 1819-1892

Уитман Уот

Уйтман, Уот 1819-1892


Уитмен У.

Уитмен У. 1819-1892

Уитмен Уолт

Уитмен, Уолт 1819-1892

Уитмэн, Уолт 1819-1892

Уитмэн, Уот 1819-1892

Уолт Уитман американски поет, есеист и журналист

Уолт Уитмен

Уолт Уитмен американский поэт, публицист

Уолт Уітмен

Ўолт Ўітмэн

Ուոլթ Ուիթմեն

Ուոլթ Ուիթմըն

וויטמאן וואלט

וויטמן, וולט

וולט ויטמן משורר אמריקאי בן המאה ה-19

‏ויטמן, וולט.

ויטמן, וולט 1819־1892

װיטמאן, װאלט

װיטמאן, װאלט 1819־1892

والت ويتمان

والت ويتمان شاعر وصحفي وكاتب مقالات أمريكي

والت ویتمن

والٹ وائٹ مین

والٹ وہٹمین

والټ وايټمېن

واڵت ویتمان

ويتمن، والت

ويتمن، والت، 1819-1892

वॉल्ट व्हिटमन

वाल्ट ह्वाइटम्यान

वाल्ट ह्विटमैन

वल्त् व्हित्मन्

ওয়াল্ট হুইটম্যান মার্কিন কবি, প্রাবন্ধিক ও সাংবাদিক

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વૉલ્ટ વ્હિટમૅન અમેરિકન કવિ, નિબંધકાર અને પત્રકાર

ୱାଲ୍ଟ ହୁଇଟମ୍ୟାନ ଜଣେ ଆମେରିକୀୟ କବି, ରଚନାକାର ଓ ସାମ୍ବାଦିକ ଥିଲେ ।

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월트 휘트먼 미국의 시인

휘트맨, 왈트 1819-1892

휘트먼, W. 1819-1892

휘트먼, 월트 1819-1892



ホイットマン 1819-1892

ホイットマン, W. 1819-1892

ホイットマン, ウォールト


ホヰットマン 1819-1892

ホヰットマン, ウォルト

華特·惠特曼, 1819-1892

華特·惠特曼 美國詩人、散文家、新聞工作者及人文主義者


惠特曼 1819-1892

惠特曼, 华尔特 1819-1892

惠特曼, 沃尔特 1819-1892


禾特·惠特曼 美國詩人