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- DescriptionWritten while Whitman was 70 years old, these rare essays and verses begin with reflections on the genesis of the poet's most famous work, Leaves of Grass. A selection of poetry, Sands at Seventy, is followed by prose items including Slang in America, What Lurks Behind Shakespeare's Historical Plays, The Old Bowery, and biographical tes on Quaker abolitionist Elias Hicks.
- Author BiographyOne 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.
- Author(s)Walt Whitman
- PublisherDover Publications Inc.
- Date of Publication25/07/2014
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Series TitleDover Thrift Editions
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDover Publications Inc.
- Weight122 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine10 mm
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