Leaves of Grass

ISBN-10: 0199539006

ISBN-13: 9780199539000

Edition: 1998

Authors: Walt Whitman, Jerome Loving

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Whitman is today regarded as America's Homer or Dante, and his work the touchstone for literary originality in the New World. In Leaves of Grass, he abandoned the rules of traditional poetry - breaking the standard metred line, discarding the obligatory rhyming scheme, and using the vernacular. Emily Dickinson condemned his sexual and physiological allusions as `disgraceful', but Emerson saw the book as the `most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yetcontributed'. A century later it is his judgement of this autobiographical vision of the vigour of the American nation that has proved the more enduring. This is the most up-to-date edition for student use, with full critical apparatus.
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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Jerome Loving, Distinguished Professor of English at Texas A&M University, is the author ofWalt Whitman: Song of HimselfandThe Last Titan: A Life of Theodore Dreiser, both from UC Press.

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