Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman (1931)

S$65.00

Leaves of Grass – Walt Whitman (1931)

S$65.00

Title: Leaves of Grass, including Sands at Seventy, Good-by My Fancy, A Backward Glance O’er Travel’d Roads, and Portrait From Life (Complete edition)

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: Aventine Press, New York, 1931.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Fair. Spine slightly frayed and binding sagging. Hinged cracked, exposing webbing. Uncut edges. Text clean, binding tight. 563pp. A heavy book, overseas shipping will cost extra.

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About the book (fromWikipedia):

Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892), first published in 1855. The poems of Leaves of Grass are loosely connected and each represents Whitman’s celebration of his philosophy of life and humanity. This book is notable for its discussion of delight in sensual pleasures during a time when such candid displays were considered immoral.

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Walter “Walt” Whitman  was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality.