I Hear America Singing: Poems of Democracy, Manhattan and the Future
Walt Whitman (1819-92) is the authentic voice of democratic America. After a childhood in Brooklyn, he spent many years in and around Manhattan and Washington, where he witnessed troops returning from the Civil War and tended wounded soldiers in the camp hospitals.
Whitman's broad humanity, his love of cities (especially Manhattan), his sympathy with all conditions of people, and his visionary - even prophetic - sense of the reality of the American dream make him as much a poet for our time as he was for the time of the American Civil War and its aftermath.
This selection of courageous and consoling poems focuses on Whitman's vision of democracy, his love of Manhattan, his sense of the future - and of the community of peoples of this earth.
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Review: I Hear America SingingUser Review - Jen - Goodreads
this is illustrated by Robert Sabuda. Bold pictures short story line. looks a little out dated, but still lovely. Read full review
Review: I Hear America SingingUser Review - Luís - Goodreads
Even though the so-called "Land of Freedom" remains near Thomas Moore Utopia, the recent political changes in the US makes this collection of Whitmans poems, at least, worth reading. And suddenly Democracy is, again, filled with hope. Read full review