The Book of Heavenly Death (by Walt Whitman, Compiled from Leaves of Grass)

By: Whitman, Walt; Traubel, Horace

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Second edition, limited to 500 copies (First edition was also limited to 500). Printed on Von Gelder handmade paper. Spine piece missing, boards faintly toned, minor pencil notes to front endpapers. 1907 Hard Cover. xxii, 102 pp. Walter Walt Whitman (/'hw?tm?n/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) 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. Born in Huntington on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and—in addition to publishing his poetry—was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842). Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. After a stroke towards the end of his life, he moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. When he died at age 72, his funeral became a public spectacle. Leaves of Grass (1855) is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman. Among the poems in the collection are Song of Myself, I Sing the Body Electric, and in later editions, Whitman's elegy to the assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd. Whitman spent his entire life writing Leaves of Grass, revising it in several editions until his death. Horace L. Traubel (1858–1919) was an American essayist, poet, magazine publisher, author, and Georgist. Traubel was closely associated with the Arts and Crafts movement in the United States and published a monthly literary magazine called The Conservator from 1890 until the time of his death. Although a poet of note in his own right, Traubel is best remembered as the literary executor and biographer of his friend, poet Walt Whitman, with whom he transcribed and compiled nine volumes of daily conversations, entitled With Walt Whitman in Camden.--Wikipedia

Title: The Book of Heavenly Death (by Walt Whitman, Compiled from Leaves of Grass)

Author: Whitman, Walt; Traubel, Horace

Categories: Poetry, American,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Thomas B. Mosher: 1907

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2260186