The Portable Walt Whitman
Penguin, 30 դեկ, 2003 թ. - 608 էջ
A comprehensive collection of Whitman's most beloved works of poetry, prose, and short stories
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... were of wildly uneven length, often wrapping around into more than one line of print; they grasped the reader by the lapels; they flouted expectations about “poetic” writing; and no topic or body part seemed to have been left out.
Whitman's writing is both eloquent and crass, exquisite and obscene. It provokes the reader and yet solicits an extraordinary ... Where most authors write one book and then another, Whitman essentially wrote the same book over and over.
To his enemies, of course, this self-promotion confirmed the uncouth-ness they saw in the writing. Luckily, one of the promotional copies was sent to Ralph Waldo Emerson, whose work Whitman had followed for some time.
His newspaper writing, in the style of the day, was sometimes sentimental, sometimes fiercely polemical. It ranged widely over civic affairs, human interest stories, reviews, and local sketches. Whitman also published in this early ...