By M. Jimmie Killingsworth
Walt Whitman is among the so much leading edge and influential American poets of the 19th century. concentrating on his masterpiece Leaves of Grass, this e-book offers a starting place for the research of Whitman as an experimental poet, a thorough democrat, and a historic character within the period of the yankee Civil struggle, the expansion of the nice towns, and the westward enlargement of the us. continuously a debatable and significant determine, Whitman maintains 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 e-book. along shut readings of the most important texts, chapters on Whitman's biography, the heritage and tradition of his time, and the severe reception of his paintings supply a finished realizing of Whitman and of the way he has develop into one of these significant determine within the American literary canon.
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