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Whitman : The Mystic Poets - Gary David Comstock


The Mystic Poets

By: Gary David Comstock (Preface by)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9781594730412
Number Of Pages: 192

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Walt Whitman was one of the most innovative and influential poets of the nineteenth century. His examination of the world around him - from the intimate to the cosmic - transcends time and place. His verse, though seemingly personal, lends a voice to the entire human race that speaks for universal harmony, universal love. This beautiful sampling of Whitman's work offers a glimpse into his themes of love for country, love for others, and deepening our understanding of self. Viewing Whitman as a mystic poet illuminates the influences of spirituality, music, and nature that made his poems beloved by people of all faiths and nationalities.

Prefacep. 1
Who is Walt Whitman?p. 5
A short introduction to Whitman's mysticismp. 15
Poems from Leaves of grass - the first edition (1855)p. 29
Poems from Leaves of grass - the second edition (1856)p. 87
Later poemsp. 115
Excerpt : prose mystic writingsp. 131
Excerpt : preface to the first edition of Leaves of grassp. 133
Excerpt : open letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson (1856)p. 141
Excerpt : from Democratic vistasp. 157
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ISBN: 9781594730412
ISBN-10: 1594730415
Series: Mystic Poets
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27