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  • Published: 26 August 2004
  • ISBN: 9780140424515
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 912
  • RRP: $37.00

The Complete Poems




In 1855 Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass, the work which defined him as one of America's most influential voices, and which he added to throughout his life. A collection of astonishing originality and intensity, it spoke of politics, sexual emancipation and what it meant to be an American. From the joyful 'Song of Myself' and 'I Sing the Body Electric' to the elegiac 'When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd', Whitman's art fuses oratory, journalism and song in a vivid celebration of humanity.

  • Pub date: 26 August 2004
  • ISBN: 9780140424515
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 912
  • RRP: $37.00

About the Author

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. Although controversial upon publication, Whitman's great work, Leaves of Grass, is considered one of the most influential works in the American canon.

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