Walt Whitman: An American

By: Canby, Henry Seidel

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First edition. Pencil notation on rear paste-down endpaper, pages toned. Two-inch by one-inch tear to jacket spine, small chips and tears to jacket edges, jacket edges rubbed, jacket toned. 1943 Hard Cover. viii, 381 pp. With illustrations. Rubicund and tumultuously bearded, egotistical, pulicity-mad, idolized by his friends, slandered or ignored by his contemporaries, Walt Whitman, the man who put sex back on to the printed page, was the problem child of American literature. But he was also the prophet and seer of democracy; a poet who made articulate the American dream and the American faith, and who created a new literary style to express himself and his country in poetry. ...And so this new biography is focused on Walt Whitman's inner life, on the mysterious, creative processes of poetry, and on the rambunctious America that was just then coming of age.

Title: Walt Whitman: An American

Author: Canby, Henry Seidel

Categories: Poetry, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1943

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 2199799

Keywords: HENRY SEIDEL CANBY WALT WHITMAN BIOGRAPHY LITERARY POET POEMS POETRY FIRST EDITION LITERATURE,