Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Finally, an edition of Whitman that doesn't overwhelm with too much material or starve with too little. Perfect for the classroom.presenting the best poems in their original form, when they were still closest to Whitman's inspiration."-- Ed Folsom, Whitman scholar and editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly "It's as if the silk cloth has dropped from the monument-- here at last in all its rugged, gleaming grandeur. Gary Schmidgall's thrilling new edition of Whitman restores the poet's true voice-- at once radical and intimate, tender and triumphant. This book vividly reminds us that Whitman's poems are the soul's-cry and heart's-blood of the American imagination."-- J. D. McClatchy, critic and poet "A valuable new collection.present[ing] all the poems in their first published form."-- The New York Times Book Review. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: A fully unexpurgated collection that restores the sexual vitality and subversive flair suppressed by Whitman himself in later editions of Leaves of Grass.
A century after his death, Whitman is still celebrated as America's greatest poet. In this startling new edition of his work, Whitman biographer Gary Schmidgall presents over 200 poems in their original pristine form, in the chronological order in which they were written, with Whitman's original line breaks and punctuation. Included in this volume are facsimiles of Whitman's original manuscripts, contemporary - and generally blistering - reviews of Whitman's poetry (not surprisingly Henry James hated it), and early pre-Leaves of Grass poems that return us to the physical Whitman, rejoicing - sometimes graphically - in homoerotic love.
Unlike the many other available editions, all drawn from the final authorized or "deathbed" Leaves of Grass, this collection focuses on the exuberant poems Whitman wrote during the creative and sexual prime of his life, roughly between l853 and l860. These poems are faithfully presented as Whitman first gave them to the world - fearless, explicit and uncompromised - before he transformed himself into America's respectable, mainstream Good Gray Poet through 30 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 first time, this edition makes possible a major reappraisal of our nation first great poet.
From the Publisher: Early Reviews for Walt Whitman's LEAVES OF GRASS:
"Mr. Whitman sees nothing vulgar in that which is commonly regarded as the grossest obscenity; rejects the laws of conventionality so completely as to become repulsive; gloats over coarse images with the gusto of a Rabelais." --The New York Times (1860)
"We ought to rejoice greatly in Walt Whitman....You can't confound him with the other inhabitants of Brooklyn or New York. How they must shudder when they read him! He is awfully good." --Henry David Thoreau (1856)
"We shall not aid in extending the sale of this intensely vulgar, nay absolutely beastly book by telling our readers where it may be purchased." --Frank Leslie's Illustrated Paper (1856)
"Walt Whitman, the world...needed a man who dared speak out his strong, honest thoughts in the face of pusillanimous, toadying, republican aristocracy...it needed a large-hearted, untainted, self-reliant, fearless son of the Stars and Stripes." --Fanny Fern (1856)
"Art requires, above all things, a suppression of one's self, a subordination of one's self to an idea. This will never do....We find art, measure, grace, sense sneered at on every page." --Henry James (1865)
"[Whitman] is the herald to a new era. As a man he is the precursor of a fresh type. He is a factor in the heroic and spiritual evolution of the human being." --Oscar Wilde (1889)
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. 1 Sub. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP10422982
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1999. Condizione libro: Good. 1 Sub. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP15096440
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1999. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2784360081
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97803122061924.0
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0312206194
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, New York, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good-. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good+. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Covers show only very light edge wear. Binding sound and crisp. Non-author gIft inscription on the front free end paper. A very small and light stain appears on the bottom of the block. It is visible at the bottom 1/16" of the page on about 10-15 pages. Jacket shows only light edge wear. ; 9.55 X 6.47 X 1.45 inches; 560 pages. Codice libro della libreria 2643
Descrizione libro St. Martins Press, New York, 1999. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edtion. Protected jacket and coves in fine shape, price intact, binding straight, pages clean and unmarked. First Edition, first printing, Edited by Gary Schmidgall, rare and collectible. Codice libro della libreria 008210
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1999. Condizione libro: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Codice libro della libreria 9780312206192-3
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020312206194
Descrizione libro St. Martin's Press, 1999. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110312206194