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Leaves of Grass (Dunda Books Classic)

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  • Sales Rank:1,356,267
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:1660
  • Publication Date:October 31, 2011
  • ASIN:B00627KZRI

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• Full English text followed by the Dunda Books Spanish translation
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Have a look at the full set of literary gems that are in the Dunda Books Classics series. Faithfully reproduced from the classics, our ebooks are beautifully formatted, incorporate the original illustrations, and come together with a free audio book download. The elegant and spacious formatting makes for easy reading as an e-book, or can be listened to at your leisure as an audio book at no extra cost.

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892). Though the first edition was published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in several editions until his death. Among the poems in the collection are "Song of Myself", "I Sing the Body Electric", and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd".

This book is notable for its delight in and praise of the senses during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral. Where much previous poetry, especially English, relied on symbolism, allegory, and meditation on the religious and spiritual, Leaves of Grass (particularly the first edition) exalted the body and the material world. Influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson and the Transcendentalist movement, itself an offshoot of Romanticism, Whitman's poetry praises nature and the individual human's role in it. However, much like Emerson, Whitman does not diminish the role of the mind or the spirit; rather, he elevates the human form and the human mind, deeming both worthy of poetic praise.

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