Leaves of Grass (Paperback)

Leaves of Grass Cover Image
Out of stock. Available to order.


In 1855, Walt Whitman published, at his own expense, the first edition of Leaves of Grass, a visionary volume of twelve poems. Showing the influence of a uniquely American form of mysticism known as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the general society and culture of the time, the writing is distinguished by an explosively innovative free verse style and previously unmentionable subject matter. Exalting nature, celebrating the human body, and praising the senses and sexual love, the monumental work was condemned as "immoral." Whitman continued evolving Leaves of Grass despite the controversy, growing his influential work decades after its first appearance by adding new poems with each new printing.

Product Details
ISBN: 9786069831335
ISBN-10: 6069831330
Publisher: SC Active Business Development Srl
Publication Date: April 10th, 2017
Pages: 626
Language: English