An American Primer
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- Publication Date:January 1, 1996
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Originally published in 1904 and republished by City Lights in 1970, this exciting essay is again being placed in the hands of a new generation of writers and readers. In these notes to a lecture never given, Whitman exhorts his readers to explore the potential of an original American language, to practice a great democracy of words: "words that would be welcomed by the nation, being of the national blood--words that would give that taste of identity and locality which is so dear to literature."
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