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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. targeting his masterpiece Leaves of Grass, this booklet presents a origin for the research of Whitman as an experimental poet, an intensive democrat, and a ancient character within the period of the yankee Civil struggle, the expansion of the good towns, and the westward growth of the us. regularly a debatable and critical determine, Whitman keeps to draw the admiration of poets, artists, critics, political activists, and readers worldwide. these learning his paintings for the 1st time will locate this a useful publication. along shut readings of the foremost texts, chapters on Whitman's biography, the historical past and tradition of his time, and the serious reception of his paintings offer a finished knowing of Whitman and of ways he has develop into this type of crucial determine within the American literary canon.

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