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Courier Corporation, 1991 - Poetry - 119 pages
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Called by literary critic Mark Van Doren "the most original and passionate American poet, " Walt Whitman (1819-1892) created a body of verse uniquely his known--unconventional, lacking rhyme or meter, employing chanted lists of names and objects--but also powerful, sensual, oratorical and inspiring.

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Again, not a poetry buff, but any well/widely read chap has to dig on some Whitman at one time or another. Read full review

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One of America's most influential and innovative poets, Walt Whitman (1819–92) worked as a teacher, journalist, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War. Proclaimed as the nation's first "poet of democracy," Whitman reached out to common readers and opposed censorship with his overt celebrations of sexuality

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