A deluxe 150th anniversary edition of Whitman's masterwork—newly introduced by acclaimed critic Harold Bloom
I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
When Walt Whitman self-published his Leaves of Grass in July 1855, he altered the course of literary history. One of the greatest masterpieces of American literature, it redefined the rules of poetry while describing the soul of the American character.
Throughout his great career, Whitman continuously revised, expanded, and republished Leaves of Grass, but as Harold Bloom reminds us, the book that matters most is the 1855 original. In celebration of the poem’s 150th anniversary, Penguin Classics proudly presents the 1855 text in its original and complete form, with a specially commissioned introductory essay by Harold Bloom.
* A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps and luxurious design
About The Author
Walt(er) Whitman (1819-1892) American poet, journalist and essayist, best known for LEAVES OF GRASS (1855).
"Whitman's best poems have that permanent quality of being freshly painted, of not being dulled by the varnish of the years."--Malcolm Cowley
Series: Penguin Classics
For Ages: 18+ years old
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th June 2005
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 14.2 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 150
Edition Type: New edition