HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Check out the Pride Celebration Treasure Hunt!
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Portable Walt Whitman: Revised Edition…
Loading...

The Portable Walt Whitman: Revised Edition (1974)

by Walt Whitman

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: The Viking Portable Library (78)

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
449None35,108 (4.28)1

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

No reviews
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (8 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Walt Whitmanprimary authorall editionscalculated
Van Doren, MarkEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
First edition of July, 1945, edited by Mark Van Doren, and subsequent printings should be considered as Number 11 in the Viking Portable Library, *until* the 1974 revision, which was edited by Malcolm Cowley, which was reassigned the Number 78 (in keeping with Viking's indeterminacy principle when it came to assigning series numbers for the Portables). Subsequent Penguin printings after their 1975 acquisition of Viking contain the "078" designation in the ISBN and are also therefore in slot 78 in the VPL. Therefore if your copy is pre-1974, it should be Number 11, while all post-1974 entries should be Number 78.
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140150781, Paperback)

THE BEST AND MOST REPRESENTATIVE ONE-V0LUME EDITION OF WHITMAN EVER PUT TOGETHER - THE NEW YORKER.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:27 -0400)

(see all 3 descriptions)

An impressive assembly of prose and poems from the first truly original American poet When Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855 it was a slim volume of twelve poems and he was a journalist and poet from Long Island, little-known but full of ambition and poetic fire. To give a new voice to the new nation shaken by civil war, he spent his entire life revising and adding to the work, but his initial act of bravado in answering Ralph Waldo Emerson's call for a national poet has made Whitman the quintessential American writer. This rich cross-section of his work includes poems from throughout Whitman's lifetime as published on his deathbed edition of 1891, short stories, his prefaces to the many editions of Leaves of Grass, and a variety of prose selections, including Democratic Vistas, Specimen Days, and Slang in America. Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island and educated in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a printer's devil, journeyman compositor, itinerant school-teacher, editor, and unofficial nurse to Northern and Southern soldiers.… (more)

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (4.28)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3 4
3.5 1
4 11
4.5 2
5 15

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,491,521 books! | Top bar: Always visible