Song of Myself (Paperback)

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To mark 160 years since its first publication, a new edition of the great American poet's most famous work

Do I contradict myself?

Very well then I contradict myself.

(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

Abundant, ecstatic, generous, courageous—this is the first American epic poem, a celebration of selfhood and a catalogue of 19th-century American life of all ages and races. Revolutionary in style and controversial in content when it was first published in 1855, Whitman's masterwork has since inspired generations with its intoxicating rhythms and images, and its inclusive, praiseful joy.

About the Author

Walt Whitman (1819–1892) was an American writer, poet, and humanist whose major work is Leaves of Grass.

Praise For…

"Grand but intimate, earthy but also dreamy."  —Observer

"The great unrhymed, long-lined, self-celebratory sensation of the 1850s."  —Los Angeles Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780099595540
ISBN-10: 0099595540
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Publication Date: November 1st, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English