Poetry and Prose (Library of America) (2022)

↠ Poetry and Prose (Library of America) Ë Walt Whitman Justin Kaplan - Poetry and Prose (Library of America), Poetry and Prose Library of America Contains the first and deathbed editions of Leaves of Grass and virtually all of Whitman s prose with reminiscences of nineteenth century New York City notes on the Civil War especially his servic ↠ Poetry and Prose (Library of America) Ë Walt Whitman Justin Kaplan - Poetry and Prose (Library of America), Poetry and Prose Library of America Contains the first and deathbed editions of Leaves of Grass and virtually all of Whitman s prose with reminiscences of nineteenth century New York City notes on the Civil War especially his servic
  • Title: Poetry and Prose (Library of America)
  • Author: Walt Whitman Justin Kaplan
  • ISBN: 9781883011352
  • Page: 285
  • Format: Paperback
Poetry and Prose (Library of America)
↠ Poetry and Prose (Library of America) Ë Walt Whitman Justin Kaplan, Poetry and Prose (Library of America), Walt Whitman Justin Kaplan, Poetry and Prose Library of America Contains the first and deathbed editions of Leaves of Grass and virtually all of Whitman s prose with reminiscences of nineteenth century New York City notes on the Civil War especially his service in Washington hospitals and glimpses of President Lincoln and attacks on the misuses of national wealth after the war
  • ↠ Poetry and Prose (Library of America) Ë Walt Whitman Justin Kaplan
    285Walt Whitman Justin Kaplan
Poetry and Prose (Library of America)

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  1. Started on the expanded 530 page edition 1891 92 of Leaves of Grass, the so called deathbed version Reading as a periodic alternative to prose, this should keep me busy for a month or I had finished 1855 edition a few years ago, which is exquisite His main device is the catalog He inventories America, good and bad He loves the totality It s fascinating how this poetry of exhortation, seemingly addressed to a multitude, can also be intimate What a paean to masculinity, to the body The play of ph [...]

  2. This time I reread only Leaves of Grass For me it s a touchstone I ve read it many times, returning to it because I find it comforting and reassuring Whitman himself explains it very well, in this edition on p512 Not till the waters refuse to glisten for you and the leaves to rustle for you, do my words refuse to glisten and rustle for you With muscular language like that combined with his demonstrated largeness of heart and care of everything in the world, his poetry is infectious Reading him m [...]

  3. In addition to all of Whitman s prose, this volume contains two editions of Leaves of Grass I read the 1855 edition before reading the final 1891 92 edition It began with a prose preface that was moderately interesting, although I liked the poetry better Whitman revels in particularity, encyclopedically His verse is not best appreciated by rushing through it as we were often prone to do when reading it for a course in high school or college , but it rather needs to be read slowly and thoughtfull [...]

  4. I ve gotten pleasure over the years from Walt Whitman s luscious, astonishing, fresh, earthy yet visionary, life affirming poetry than from any other book, I think I just keep coming back to this lover of all the world.

  5. What makes this edition of Library of America Editions valuable is that they have reprinted the original versions in the front and the reworked and expanded versions which is about 2 3 of the anthology I hadn t realised that Whitman had revised as much as he did.A must own.

  6. It is the only edition you will ever need Keep it near at all times.O me O life of the questions of these recurring Of the endless trains of the faithless of cities fill d with the foolish Of myself forever reproaching myself, for who foolish than I, and who faithless Of eyes that vainly crave the light of the objects mean of the struggle ever renew d Of the poor results of all of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me Of the empty and useless years of the rest with the rest me intert [...]

  7. This work has a lot of Whitman than one is traditionally exposed to in high school There are poems about masturbation, about homosexuality, about sexuality There are also early works celebrating New York, the everyman, and of course Lincoln Informative essays in the back of the work flesh out the historical background.

  8. Walt Whitman is a complete original in the history of Western literature His poetry of nature, transcendence and sexuality does not really have any antecedents Song of Myself and Children of Adam and many others are truly great, original poetry, sprung from the beautiful and powerful spirit of Whitman, with his profound experience of nature and of life Song of Myself is his masterpiece, I read it a few times, once out loud, and found it to be a spiritual experience as much as a literary one I ha [...]

  9. Walt Whitman Let there be commerce between us At turns bombastic, ridiculous, beautiful, melodramatic, sublime and enlightening, you leave little unsaid and undone What s a reader to think Could you be modest Do you blush But that s the beauty, isn t it You are indeed multitudes and contradictions Well, friend, we are agreed You ll give all, and I ll take what I want Then we ll walk the ebbing tide and talk about the world Leaves of Grass 1855 See my separate review of this review show 5 12 Son [...]

  10. The poems distilled from other poems will probably pass away The coward will surely pass away The expectation of the vital and great can only be satisfied by the demeanor of the vital and great The swarms of the polished deprecating and reflectors and the polite float off and leave no remembrance America prepares with composure and goodwill for the visitors that have sent word It is not intellect that is to be their warrant and welcome The talented, the artist, the ingenious, the editor, the sta [...]

  11. Although, Whitman is not a classical children s poet I use him a lot when I teach US History I think that his verse, than most others, gives a clear, beautiful, truthful insight into the ideals of America In a poem such as, I Hear America Singing the reader envisions a country of people working for the greater good of mankind These people come together as part of the whole society developing industry and production More than reading a passage from the textbook, Whitman provides a first person a [...]

  12. What do I dare say about Whitman Like any good English major, I d read many of these poems or parts of these poems before But I decided to take this collection on a few months ago because I hadn t revisited Uncle Walt in at least a decade To be honest, it might have been seeing Leaves of Grass in Breaking Bad that reminded me how much that book, as it does in the show, heads to TRUTH I don t say that lightly I don t even believe in TRUTH I believe in truths Maybe Truths But if any artist can lay [...]

  13. Ironically, although I had known of Whitman for a long time, my first real taste of him came through HBO s Season II, Episode 3, when his poem was read at a funeral portions in square brackets below were not used in the show I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,If you want me again look for me under your boot soles.You will hardly know who I am or what I mean, [...]

  14. Upon first reading Walt Whitman, I detested his style No rhyming Are you kidding me Well, a few months later I heard a very moving recital of his poem Song of Myself I re read the poem with an invigorated energy and was rewarded immensely Whitman is a genius, one of the best poets, if not the best America has produced His poems are hymns to America, to the self, to humanity, to democracy his poetry is web of energetic, profound, free flowing verses that will captivate you If you don t like Whitm [...]

  15. All that I can say as to my own feelings regarding his work I deeply believe that most modern poetry, in fact, as suggested by many scholars, is at least in part in the Whitman voice, with a few notable exceptions Plath being one.I think Leaves of grass was a breakthrough in poetry I believe that it was such a breakthrough that in terms of structure and formula that it s hard to get away from I come back to this book for study, and quite a bit It s on my forever reading list, and for good reason [...]

  16. There s a Whitman program on KCTS right now, and I m reminded of how much I love this book My girlfriend gave me this book back in high school, then part of the new Library of America series At that time it was an attempt to express the spiralling ecstasies and wonders of a very romantic first love Over the years, this same volume has resurfaced every so often, each time showing a different aspect, a new refraction There are favorite, cherished books that feel like friends and family for me Whit [...]

  17. There are absolutely not enough words with enough quantitative meaning between humans to express how much I ADORE WALT WHITMAN I was so lucky to be able to take a graduate level English course dedicated exclusively to his poetry.To sing ourselves and celebrate ourselves, my ultimate goal in life would be to live as cosmosexually as he could write.Not a perfect man, nor a perfect poet, but an admirable artist whose poems are a comfort and a revelation every time I turn to him.If only the American [...]

  18. For some reason, I ve never gotten around to reading Whitman All I can say is, What a Discovery I had the impression that Whitman was an egomaniac in extremis On the surface, he comes close to that in Song of Myself But on many re readings, I think the energy you see in that particular poem is a sense of urgency in his poetic voice I can t go into detail about the rest of his oeuvre, but I ll be returning time and again to many of his poems.

  19. Whitman is at his best when he makes his point, and SHUTS UP But most of the time he doesn t It s like he thinks, That s well done Let me say it again with different words Pretty soon I am just reading and not absorbing anything he is saying Sure, a few poems stick with you, but mostly he just makes white noise.

  20. Whitman s poetry cannot be denied Yet it s diminished by his acceptance of slavery and genocide of native Americans as necessary evils.

  21. A great American voice, from the complexities of Song of Myself to the simplicity of The Last Invocation.

  22. I cherish this book If I had to choose only one book to read for the rest of life, this might be the one I would choose.

  23. The second poet featured in my English course this semester Song of Myself, I Sing the Body Electric, Native Moments, and When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom d will be close to my heart forever I leave you with his most vows worthy lines of which there are many I will be your poet, I will be to you than to any of the rest.

  24. I have attempted on several occasions to read Whitman, only to fail This time, I succeeded I suspect that has much to do with our current political situation the Trump debacle as anything else Whitman s overwhelming positivity and cheerleading for the Democratic experiment was precisely what i needed at this time a reminder that we once nearly destroyed the country in a war of secession, and were surrounded by pandering and incompetent politicians as well as great ones I can t recommend it highl [...]

  25. STRIPT OF PADDING AND PAINT, WHO ARE BUCHANAN AND FILLMORE WHAT HAS THIS AGE TO DO WITH THEM Two galvanized old men, close on the summons to depart this life, their early contemporaries long since gone, only they two left, relics and proofs of the little political bargains, chances, combinations, resentments of a past age, having nothing in common with the age, standing for the first crop of political graves and grave stones planted in These States, but in no sort standing for the lusty young gr [...]

  26. I also have a 1931 edition of Leaves of Grass that s pretty bitchin That s where I read it for the first time Still need to go through this collection and reread though.8 18 08 Reading Specimen Days now It s great.02 28 10 And my 2 month immersion into Whitman, Dickinson, Emerson, Melville, etc begins tomorrow Bon voyage

  27. I own the LOA hardcover edition of this I m sure the paperback is identical, or close enough to it Ideal for the reader who s new to the universe of perception and beauty that is Whitman Look at all the 5 star ratings given here That should tell you something Lie down in Leaves of Grass you ll never be the same A book for everyone alive, for all time.

  28. Completed reading the works of Walt Whitman Really enjoyed it Very impressed with his work, particularly the gender and race equality expressed, love of the outdoors, first hand accounts of travel, Nature, Politics, Civil War and finally the way he refers to you the reader.

  29. As Ralph Waldo Emerson is the essayist of America s literature, so Whitman is its poet Who can deny the delight of crafts like the transparent green shine and I am not contain d between my hat and boots

  30. Right now he is my favorite poet Just an all American man who really lived his life to the fullest and helped many people along the way Love all of his work His poetry really makes you feel the way he felt when he wrote it He had a love of nature esp birds like no other.

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