Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions

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Leaves of Grass First and Death Bed Editions When Leaves of Grass was first published in as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems Walt Whitman was still an unknown But his self published volume soon became a landmark of poetry introducing

  • Title: Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions
  • Author: Walt Whitman Karen Karbiener
  • ISBN: 9781593080839
  • Page: 431
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855 as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems, Walt Whitman was still an unknown But his self published volume soon became a landmark of poetry, introducing the world to a new and uniquely American form The father of free verse, Whitman drew upon the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to sing such themes as democracy,When Leaves of Grass was first published in 1855 as a slim tract of twelve untitled poems, Walt Whitman was still an unknown But his self published volume soon became a landmark of poetry, introducing the world to a new and uniquely American form The father of free verse, Whitman drew upon the cadence of simple, even idiomatic speech to sing such themes as democracy, sexuality, and frank autobiography.Throughout his prolific writing career, Whitman continually revised his work and expanded Leaves of Grass, which went through nine, substantively different editions, culminating in the final, authoritative Death bed Edition Now the original 1855 version and the Death bed Edition of 1892 have been brought together in a single volume, allowing the reader to experience the total scope of Whitman s genius, which produced love lyrics, visionary musings, glimpses of nightmare and ecstasy, celebrations of the human body and spirit, and poems of loneliness, loss, and mourning.Alive with the mythical strength and vitality that epitomized the American experience in the nineteenth century, Leaves of Grass continues to inspire, uplift, and unite those who read it.

    Leaves of Grass Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman Although the first edition was published in , Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades the first, a small book of twelve poems and the last, a compilation Leaves of Grass film Leaves of Grass is an American comedy drama film written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson.It stars Edward Norton as two twin brothers, alongside Richard Dreyfuss, Blake Nelson, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Lynskey and Keri Russell.The film, released on September , , is in limited release by Millennium Films It was featured in the Toronto International Film Festival. Leaves of Grass The Original Edition I am very happy that inexpensive versions of Leaves of Grass are available again I have purchased eight different versions to compare Many are very poorly put together almost like scanned versions simply plopped into a word processor and uploaded to and selling for . Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfectionssuch as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Full Text Free Book Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman Part Part Part Part Part Part Part Part Part Back to Full BooksFull Books Grass, Leaves Brush Portland, ME Residents should drop off their leaves and yard waste at Riverside Recycling Facility.This includes green and brown waste such as grass clippings, garden waste, and leaves. Shampoo Ingredients, Natural Shampoo Ingredients and Shampoo Ingredients Wholesale supplier and exporter of natural shampoo ingredients, shampoo herbs, hair shampoo ingredients, hair shampoo ingredients, shampoo conditioner ingredients and dandruff shampoo ingredients. Using Leaves for Composting Compost Guide Tips for Home The leaves of one large shade tree can be worth as much as of plant food and humus Pound for pound, the leaves of most trees contain twice as many minerals as manure. Once I Pass d Through a Populous City Whitman, Walt ONCE I pass d through a populous city, imprinting my brain, for future use, with its shows, architecture, customs, and traditions Yet now, of all that city, I remember only a woman I casually met there, who detain d me for love of me Seed Packets of Ornamental Grasses From Around the World If you like adding ornamental grasses to your fresh and dried arrangements, you will want to start Quaking Grass seeds This ornamental grass is an easy to grow perennial that forms dense clumps and bears graceful, nodding, oval shaped seed heads.

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    1. Pavle on said:

      Da ne lažem, stoji Vitman na stočiću već mesec dana nedodirnut. Što ne znači da je loš. Samo sam se eto malo prezasitio poezije. Ali jesam pročitao hevi-hitere kao Song of Myself i ceo onaj serijal posvećen Linkolnu. I to što sam pročitao - suvo lepa emancipacija. Tek ponekad mrvicu naporna. 4+

    2. Evan on said:

      There are a lot of bullshit abridged editions of "Leaves of Grass" out there, some just over 100 pages, which is just a joke. A lot of them are listed here at GR. I'm reading the complete unabridged version with "posthumous" additions, and it runs about 700 pages.I was feeling kind of lonely and lowdown today and Bret Easton Ellis' "Less than Zero" was kind of making me feel less than zero and not helping. I picked Whitman up on a complete lark and became completely absorbed; he was picking up m [...]

    3. Syd on said:

      I read this at least once a year, usually out loud to myselfe the words are like fruit best eaten over a bowl.

    4. Michael on said:

      This review is of 'Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions,' which I read in its 900 page entirety despite my aversion to almost all of it. Don't get me wrong you can pick out a poem or two, put it in a Levi's commercial and make it seem like some pretty compelling stuff. I just don't find the kind of thinker that I deem worthy of my reading attention behind these words. Whitman is most certainly overrated and done so, I would venture to say, most certainly by people who haven't read him [...]

    5. DeadWeight on said:

      *ups rating a star*Really didn't appreciate this at 19 (20?). Returning to "Song of Myself" has been a f*cking journey.

    6. Malak Alrashed on said:

      I have no idea how I should review poetry, let alone Whitman's poetry, but I'm trying my best here. I first got to know Whitman in Dead Poets Society film. I remember when Robin Williams gathers his students and starts reading O ME! O LIFE to them, that scene has deeply touched me even though I was little and knew nothing of poetry. I have, ever since, been searching for Whitman's poetry online, reading one or two of his poems and thinking myself a devoted fan. How silly of me. On late 2013 Octo [...]

    7. Phillip on said:

      When I give the Deathbed edition 5 stars I am following the guidelines of the rating system without fudging. The book is amazingly. It is beautiful, thoughtful and so many things rolled into one until it is inclusive to a fault.One of the tensions of the book originates from this extremity. Delivering so much in so many ways leaves this reader, not just overwhelmed, at times, but also with the pain of feeling mentally hazed. But, it is worth it. I am certain I will return to that weirdly satisfy [...]

    8. Charlotte Gijzen on said:

      Whitman, to me, is what life is about. Leaves of Grass has for me always been a celebration of life and love and all those other things we encounter. It is pure and raw and he conveys emotion in a way no other poet does. That's why I love Whitman and Leaves of Grass.

    9. Ariel on said:

      So, here's the deal. I took a long time with this, long for me. There were parts that I skimmed over, parts that made me uncomfortable, parts that made me reevaluate personal perceptions, parts that I couldn't identify with, and parts that I reread several times. All of these parts culminated in a five star rating, a five star read. That's not to say that editing couldn't or shouldn't be had. In fact, Whitman apparently held the same view and did the deed quite often. But that's just it when you [...]

    10. L. on said:

      When Whitman is good, he's quite affecting, but when he's bad, his writing degenerates into a series of interminable rambles and lists and vague platitudes about the greatness & boundless promises of America, the horrors of war, &c. I suppose its to his credit that he set out to do his own thing without trying to conform to any norms regarding appropriate subject matter or prior poetic models, but a certain degree of self-censorship would've been a blessing, given that Leaves of Grass co [...]

    11. Roberto on said:

      If I were on a prison cell charged with life imprisonment, forbidden to interact with anyone, and restricted to read one book for the rest of my life, this would be my number one choice. I have found no greater peace, wisdom, suffering, voice, and humanity in what I believe is the best book of poetry ever written. It has been the only book to has made me cry three times while reading it, and they were cries of happiness. I too cry my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of this 21st century world, and b [...]

    12. Elise R on said:

      This was the first time I really read any Whitman extensively. I couldn't help but think how groundbreaking this work must have been at the time. I probably shouldn't have read all of it in one sitting, as it all kind of blurred together. They're the kind of poems you read when you need a confidence boost.

    13. tish Ramsey on said:

      Whitman's poems have brought me great comfort during these last few months. His writing is both powerful and authentic but what I love most is how he captures the beauty of nature. Song of the Open Road is nothing short of spectacular!

    14. Ginnie Grant on said:

      Plain and simple words to live by. Everyone alive should read leaves of Grass at least once

    15. Melissa on said:

      This is not a book to pick up and read straight through! It requires sufficient reflection, and time to visualize his words. Whitman questions cultural boundaries between people - men/women, rich/poor, races, and religions in much of his work. He explores all that is beautiful in life, and passionately theorizes/preaches about his and nature’s immortality. He “sings” of many things in his poems. I give many examples below, but these are MY personal interpretations, and may not always be in [...]

    16. Joseph Carrabis on said:

      Some was incredible, some was "what?" and the end result was my tweet.

    17. Cheyenne Audrey on said:

      I didn't read the last 150 pages. I only liked a handful of poems and the rest I found myself daydreaming and thinking of anything else.

    18. Jamie on said:

      Read the First Edition of twelve poems. Then it's a five-star book.

    19. Jeff on said:

      01/31/2011 on page 86I forgot how enjoyable reading poultry could be. I was always afraid of this book; maybe i feared i'd like it?! Perhaps i wouldn't've noticed all on my own, but somebody's prefatory material (William Carlos Williams's?) said it reminds one of William Blake and i totally agree. If i continue to enjoy it, i'll recommend this to my Blake-nut pal.01/31/2011 on page 116Done with "Song of Myself" an unkempt, erratic giant dressed in tattered motley of a poem with several patches [...]

    20. Danny Daley on said:

      About three years ago, I read the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass. Infamously, the Deathbed Edition can, and in some ways should, be seen as an altogether different book. It's roughly 370 pages longer, and many of the poems in the 1855 edition were edited. Although I read the 1855 in a reasonable amount of time, I spent the past three years on the Deathbed edition, reading the poems more slowly and taking long breaks from the work altogether. Because of their differences, I thought it best to re [...]

    21. Mj on said:

      I first bought a copy of Leaves of Grass around 1980- a 400-some page mass market paperback with tiny print that I never actually read but would pick up from time to time, promising myself that I would soon spend time reading. In usual epic fashion I dragged this out 'til2007 when I decided that now I really, really, really would read Leaves of Grass. So of course I had to go out and buy a new copy that I would really really read, and this one was over 700 pages- even more intimidating and off-p [...]

    22. Roxane on said:

      I read the last edition and the 1855 edition - he must have been a fascinating man. Loved his poetry, and his feelings towards America ("The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem."); his no nonsense attitude towards the government ("The President is up there in the White House for you is not you who are here for him, The Secretaries act in their bureaus for yout you here for them, The Congress convenes every December for you, Laws, courts, the forming of states, the charters [...]

    23. Kai Coates on said:

      Whitman is known as the great American poet and before reading Leaves of Grass, I had not idea just how much that title was self-imposed. Whitman's poems are uniquely American - at once both expansive and intimate. He has a very egalitarian viewpoint, sometimes putting prostitutes and the President on the same human level. Parts of his work still feel very fresh and revolutionary. This edition features both the original edition and the "Death Bed" edition. The original is manifesto-like, while t [...]

    24. Andrea on said:

      Holy crap! It's a huge book, very intimidating when you first pick it up - mostly because you know the vast majority of it is poetry and it's something everyone should have read before you got to it. I kind of forgot I had it for a while, which took the shine off my panic. It should be required reading in schools. The first edition, I wondered why he's such an ego-maniac but by the time I got to the death-bed edition I realized it's the difference between third-person storytelling and 1st. He wa [...]

    25. Britta on said:

      from Starting from PaumanokHere lands female and male,Here the heir-ship and heiress-ship of the world, here the flame of materials,Here spirituality the translatress, the openly-avow'd,The ever-tending, the finale of visible forms,The satisfier, after due long-waiting now advancing,Yes here comes my mistress the soul. from I Sing the Body ElectricThis is the female form, A divine nimbus exhales from it head to foot,It attracts with fierce undeniable attraction.Hair, bosom, hips, bend of legs, n [...]

    26. Andrea Blythe on said:

      The "Deathbed Edition" is an 800+ page volume containing all of Whitman's last changes and additions to Leaves of Grass. It contains some of his most famous poems, including "Song of Myself."It took me over two years, reading a poem here and there, to finish this massive tome of poetry. Much of it delighted me, particularly those poems in which Whitman celebrates life and beauty from every man, woman, and child to the smallest blade of grass. His works about soldiering and war were of less appea [...]

    27. Stephen on said:

      Early in this vast volume, Whitman offers the reader what essentially amounts to a pick-up line: "Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?" Thus he begins a rather intimate seduction of the reader, questing for an erotic, honest, open, and hopeful relationship between poet and audience that is free of judgment, shame, pedantry, preachiness, or secrets. Reading LEAVES OF GRASS is like reading a lover's journal t [...]

    28. Julia on said:

      This is the hardcover deathbed edition, published in 1992 by Simon & Shuster. I began reading Walt Whitman after seeing the film Dead Poets Society as a teenager. I have yet to finish Whitman's life's work, but I've enjoyed what I have read enough to sell my old incomplete paperback and acquire a permanent hardcover volume for my bookshelf. For poems over 150 years old, they are still amazingly resonant and free of many of the constraints of Victorianism that dates his contemporaries to a mo [...]

    29. Greg Houseal on said:

      I've decided this book is about Whitmans 'Awakening' in a Buddhist sensehe's in the tradition of the American Transcendentalist movement of the 1800's (perennial philosophy), but very much grounded in physical sensation ( in contrast to Emerson's "Transparent Eyeball' or Thoreau's 'Sounds' chapter of Waldenme passages have alot of resonance for me, others I have no clue of those books you might have by your bedside over the years to peruse from time to time, to awaken awareness as life beckons

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