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Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)

Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions)
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Description: In 1855, Walt Whitman published — at his own expense — the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, the writing is distinguished by an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as "immoral." Whitman continued evolving Leaves of Grass despite the controversy, growing his influ ... (more)
Manufacturer: Dover Publications
Release date: 27 February 2007
ISBN-10 : 0486456765 | ISBN-13: 9780486456768
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