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Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman


One of the great innovators in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves of Grass is his masterpiece, written in a pure, uninhibited style, combining sensual and mystical sensibilities. Its bold, joyous voice, its expansive optimism, and its transcendental vision made it uniquely American.

Because Walt Whitman kept adding poems throughout his life to his original Leaves of Grass, this "death-bed edition" of 1892 is the most complete version of his finished work.

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Categories: ClassicsPoetry

Reading time: 1719 hours

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Rolf Potts
Author, Travel Writer, and Podcaster

And so that continues to be a book that, especially for young people who are just sort of coming into wrestling with what’s in store with them for life. Leaves of Grass is this great reminder that joy and openness to experience and inclusivity is something that is going to–is going to be that catalyst that makes every experience more exciting.