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By M. Jimmie Killingsworth

Walt Whitman is among the such a lot cutting edge and influential American poets of the 19th century. concentrating on his masterpiece Leaves of Grass, this ebook presents a beginning for the examine of Whitman as an experimental poet, an intensive democrat, and a old character within the period of the yank Civil conflict, the expansion of the nice towns, and the westward growth of the USA. consistently a arguable and demanding determine, Whitman keeps to draw the admiration of poets, artists, critics, political activists, and readers all over the world. these learning his paintings for the 1st time will locate this a useful publication. along shut readings of the most important texts, chapters on Whitman's biography, the background and tradition of his time, and the serious reception of his paintings offer a accomplished figuring out of Whitman and of ways he has turn into any such important determine within the American literary canon.

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