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Complete Poems of Walt Whitman Paperback – 6 Sep 1995

ISBN-13: 978-1853264337 ISBN-10: 9781853264337 Edition: Revised ed.

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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Words Poetry; Revised ed. edition (6 September 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781853264337
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853264337
  • ASIN: 1853264334
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 408 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Walt Whitman was an American poet and writer born in New York in 1819. Despite his family s financial troubles, Whitman attended school and, after graduating at age eleven, worked in a lawyer s office before becoming a printer s apprentice. Before he had even turned sixteen Whitman began anonymously publishing his poetry at the Long Island Star, where he worked. After leaving the Star, Whitman moved through several jobs including teaching, publishing and typesetting. Eventually, though, Whitman determined to make his living writing poetry, and paid for the first publication of Leaves of Grass himself when he was thirty-seven. At the time of its publication, Leaves of Grass was met with controversy and was criticized for its overtly sexual themes, however, but it has since come to be one of the most important works in early American literature and a product of the transcendentalist movement. Whitman died in 1892 at the age of seventy-two.

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