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Song of Myself: The First and Final Editions of the Great American Poem

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Walt Whitman was deeply interested in the American language as it was emerging in his time. He was fascinated by the vocabularies of the sciences and the streets, and was a regular visitor to the New York Public Library, where he loved to peer into the provenience of the words he overheard and read. In this beautiful book, Robert Hass and Paul Ebencamp walk us through Whitman's "Song of Myself"--one of the greatest poems in American literature. Much is revealed about the words Whitman chose in 1855--their inflections, ...

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Song of Myself: The First and Final Editions of the Great American Poem
2013, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN-13: 9781484884492

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