By Walt Whitman
A century after his loss of life, Whitman continues to be celebrated as America's maximum poet. during this startling re-creation of his paintings, Whitman biographer Gary Schmidgall offers over 2 hundred poems of their unique pristine shape, within the chronological order during which they have been written, with Whitman's unique line breaks and punctuation. incorporated during this quantity are facsimilies of Whitman's unique manuscripts, contemporary-- and usually blistering-- experiences of Whitman's poetry (not strangely Henry James hated it), and early pre-Leaves of Grass poems that go back us to the actual Whitman, rejoicing-- occasionally graphically-- in homoerotic love.
Unlike the numerous different to be had variations, all drawn from the ultimate approved or "deathbed" Leaves of Grass, this assortment makes a speciality of the exuberant poems Whitman wrote throughout the inventive and sexual best of his lifestyles, approximately among 1853 and 1860. those poems are faithfully offered as Whitman first gave them to the world-- fearless, specific, and uncompromised-- sooner than he reworked himself into America's decent, mainstream sturdy grey Poet via thirty years of revision, self-censorship, and suppression.
Whitman admitted that his later poetry lacked the "ecstasy of statement" of his early verse. Revealing that ecstasy for the 1st time, this version makes attainable an incredible reappraisal of our nation's first nice poet.
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