Walt Whitman - Complete Poetry, Prose, and Letters (23 books)

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WALT WHITMAN (1819-1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist who, along with Emily Dickinson, is regarded as one of the most significant and influential writers in the American canon. Few authors have so uncompromisingly expressed their personalities in poetic form.

His landmark poetry collection, LEAVES OF GRASS, was very controversial in its time. First published in 1855, Whitman spent his entire life writing and re-writing the collection, revising it in several editions until his death. Ralph Waldo Emerson called it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed."

In addition to his complete poetry, this torrent also includes several volumes of letters and prose writings, including the remarkable DEMOCRATIC VISTAS (1871), written in the aftermath of the Civil War during the ferment of national Reconstruction, in which Whitman offers an unflinching assessment of the great ongoing social experiment that is the United States.

"The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung."


== ANTHOLOGIES ==

* Civil War Poetry and Prose (Dover, 1995)

* Complete Works (Delphi Classics, 2012)

* Portable Walt Whitman (Penguin Classics, 2004). Edited by Michael Warner.


== POETRY ==

* Complete Poems (Penguin Classics, 2004). Edited by Francis Murphy.

* Drum-Taps: The Complete 1865 Edition (NYR Books, 2015). Edited by Lawrence Kramer.

* Leaves of Grass (Bantam Classics, 2004). Introduction by Justin Kaplan.

* Leaves of Grass (Collins Classics, 2015)

* Leaves of Grass (First Avenue Classics, 2015)

* Leaves of Grass (Modern Library, 1993)

* Leaves of Grass (Signet Classics, 2013). Introduction by Elisabeth Panttaja Brink and Afterword by Peter Davison.

* Leaves of Grass 1860: 150th Anniversary Facsimile Edition (Iowa UP, 2009). Edited by Jason Stacy. 

* Leaves of Grass: First and "Death-Bed" Editions (Barnes & Noble, 2004). Edited by Karen Karbiener.

* Selected Poems (Dover, 1991)

* Selected Poems 1855-1892: A New Edition (St Martin's, 1999). Edited by Gary Schmidgall.

* Song of Myself (Dover, 2001)

* Song of Myself & Other Poems (Counterpoint, 2010). Edited by Robert Haas. 


== LETTERS & PROSE ==

* Correspondence, Vol. VII (Iowa UP, 2004). Edited by Ted Genoways. -- PDF

* Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition in Facsimile (Iowa UP, 2010). Edited by Ed Folsom. 

* Intimate with Walt: Selections from Whitman's Conversations with Horace Traubel, 1888-1892 (Iowa UP, 2001). Edited by Gary Schmidgall. 

* Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman (Doubleday, 1918). Edited by Thomas B. Harned. 

* Meditations of Walt Whitman: Earth, My Likeness (Wilderness, 2004). Edited by Chris Highland.

* Selected Letters (Iowa UP, 1990). Edited by Edwin Haviland Miller. 

* Specimen Days and Collect (Melville House, 2014). Introduction by Leslie Jamison