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Walt Whitman (1819–1892)

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Walt Whitman was born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a carpenter. He left school when he was 11 years old to take a variety of jobs. By the time he was 15, Whitman was living on his own in New York City, working as a printer and writing short pieces for newspapers. He mostra'n més spent a few years teaching, but most of his work was either in journalism or politics. Gradually, Whitman became a regular contributor to a variety of Democratic Party newspapers and reviews, and early in his career established a rather eccentric way of life, spending a great deal of time walking the streets, absorbing life and talking with laborers. Extremely fond of the opera, he used his press pass to spend many evenings in the theater. In 1846, Whitman became editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, a leading Democratic newspaper. Two years later, he was fired for opposing the expansion of slavery into the west. Whitman's career as a poet began in 1885, with the publication of the first edition of his poetry collection, Leaves of Grass. The book was self-published (Whitman probably set some of the type himself), and despite his efforts to publicize it - including writing his own reviews - few people read it. One reader who did appreciate it was essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson, who wrote a letter greeting Whitman at "the beginning of a great career." Whitman's poetry was unlike any verse that had ever been seen. Written without rhyme, in long, loose lines, filled with poetic lists and exclamations taken from Whitman's reading of the Bible, Homer, and Asian poets, these poems were totally unlike conventional poetry. Their subject matter, too, was unusual - the celebration of a free-spirited individualist whose love for all things and people seemed at times disturbingly sensual. In 1860, with the publication of the third edition on Leaves of Grass, Whitman alienated conventional thinkers and writers even more. When he went to Boston to meet Emerson, poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, essayist Oliver Wendell Holmes, and poet James Russell Lowell, they all objected to the visit. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Whitman's attentions turned almost exclusively to that conflict. Some of the greatest poetry of his career, including Drum Taps (1865) and his magnificent elegy for President Abraham Lincoln, "When Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" (1865), was written during this period. In 1862, his brother George was wounded in battle, and Whitman went to Washington to nurse him. He continued as a hospital volunteer throughout the war, nursing other wounded soldiers and acting as a benevolent father-figure and confidant. Parts of his memoir Specimen Days (1882) record this period. After the war, Whitman stayed on in Washington, working as a government clerk and continuing to write. In 1873 he suffered a stroke and retired to Camden, New Jersey, where he lived as an invalid for the rest of his life. Ironically, his reputation began to grow during this period, as the public became more receptive to his poetic and personal eccentricities. Whitman tried to capture the spirit of America in a new poetic form. His poetry is rough, colloquial, sweeping in its vistas - a poetic equivalent of the vast land and its varied peoples. Critic Louis Untermeyer has written, "In spite of Whitman's perplexing mannerisms, the poems justify their boundless contradictions. They shake themselves free from rant and bombastic audacities and rise into the clear air of major poetry. Such poetry is not large but self-assured; it knows, as Whitman asserted, the amplitude of time and laughs at dissolution. It contains continents; it unfolds the new heaven and new earth of the Western world." American poetry has never been the same since Whitman tore it away from its formal and thematic constraints, and he is considered by virtually all critics today to be one of the greatest poets the country has ever produced. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Walt Whitman

Hoja de hierba (1855) 10,180 exemplars
Leaves of Grass (1855 edition) (1855) 2,867 exemplars
The Complete Poems (1867) 1,344 exemplars
Whitman: Poetry and Prose (1982) 1,272 exemplars
Leaves of Grass (1891-92 Edition) (1892) 936 exemplars
Cant de mi mateix (1984) 827 exemplars
Selected Poems [ed. Appelbaum] (1991) 532 exemplars
Selections from Leaves of Grass (1961) 293 exemplars
On the Beach at Night Alone (2015) 202 exemplars
Selected Poems [ed. Washington] (1993) 196 exemplars
Specimen Days (1961) 168 exemplars
Poems By Walt Whitman (1911) 145 exemplars
The Essential Whitman (1987) 141 exemplars
Specimen Days & Collect (1995) 118 exemplars
Memoranda During the War (1876) 116 exemplars
Selected Poems [ed. Bloom] (2003) 104 exemplars
Drum taps (1865) 96 exemplars
Selected Poems [ed. Crasnow] (1996) 93 exemplars
Whitman [ed. Fielder] (1959) 86 exemplars
O Captain! My Captain! (1970) 83 exemplars
Leaves of Grass (1860 edition) (1860) 75 exemplars
Three Great American Poets (1900) 72 exemplars
The Walt Whitman Reader (1993) 69 exemplars
Civil War Poems of Walt Whitman (1994) 60 exemplars
The poetry of Walt Whitman (1997) 59 exemplars
Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman (2017) 59 exemplars
I Hear America Singing (1800) 52 exemplars
A Choice of Whitman's Verse (1973) 52 exemplars
Voyages (1988) 44 exemplars
Laws for Creations (2006) 43 exemplars
Democratic Vistas (1871) 43 exemplars
Live Oak, with Moss (2019) 40 exemplars
Selected Poems [ed. Lipkin] (2000) 40 exemplars
Walt Whitman's New York: From Manhattan to Montauk (1963) — Autor — 39 exemplars
The Whitman Reader (1955) 35 exemplars
Leaves of Grass (Everyman) (1993) 32 exemplars
Miracles: the wonder of life (1969) 27 exemplars
An American Primer (1986) 24 exemplars
Nothing But Miracles (2003) 20 exemplars
Walt Whitman 20 exemplars
Walt Whitman: Selected Poems [Sweetwater Press] (2006) — Autor — 18 exemplars
The works of Walt Whitman (1968) 17 exemplars
Memories of President Lincoln (1923) 16 exemplars
American Bard (1982) 11 exemplars
November Boughs (1889) 11 exemplars
Hojas de hierba- 2018 (2019) 10 exemplars
Cálamo (1993) 10 exemplars
Walt Whitman [ed. Moore] (1987) 10 exemplars
Whitman (1968) 9 exemplars
Overhead the Sun (1969) 8 exemplars
Selections: Whitman/Dickinson (1997) 8 exemplars
Two prefaces 7 exemplars
The correspondence (2004) 7 exemplars
The gathering of the forces (1920) 7 exemplars
Gresstrå 1 (2006) 6 exemplars
Leaves of Grass a selection of Poems — Autor — 6 exemplars
Whitman: The Mystic Poets (2004) 5 exemplars
Whitman the Poet (1964) 5 exemplars
Digte 5 exemplars
Cimen Yapraklari (2015) 4 exemplars
Best-Loved Poems for Children (2011) 4 exemplars
City of orgies & other poems (1980) 4 exemplars
A Whitman Portrait (1960) 4 exemplars
Cimen Yapraklari - II (2020) 4 exemplars
Song of the Open Road (1990) 4 exemplars
Hymnen für die Erde (1958) 4 exemplars
Sequel to Drum-Taps (1959) 4 exemplars
The book of heavenly death (2009) 4 exemplars
Hijos de Adán: Cálamo (1981) 3 exemplars
La quercia 3 exemplars
Obras completas. II (2005) 3 exemplars
Días memorables de América (2014) 3 exemplars
There Was a Child Went Forth (2012) 3 exemplars
Canti d'addio 3 exemplars
Complete Writings Vol. 3 (2018) 3 exemplars
La parola del corpo (2000) 3 exemplars
The Walt Whitman Megapack (2014) 3 exemplars
Pictures : a poem 2 exemplars
Leaves of Grass (Selection) II (2003) 2 exemplars
Rohulehed (2021) 2 exemplars
Two Rivulets 2 exemplars
The wisdom of Walt Whitman (1979) 2 exemplars
Slang in America 2 exemplars
Utvalda dagar (2016) 2 exemplars
Prose Works (2016) 2 exemplars
Les fulles d'herba (1983) 2 exemplars
Short Stories 2 exemplars
Selected Poems by Whitman (2006) 2 exemplars
Collected writings 2 exemplars
The Pamphlet Poets (1926) 2 exemplars
The best of Whitman 2 exemplars
Leaves of Grass 2 exemplars
CALAMO (2017) 1 exemplars
Walt Whitman Abroad 1 exemplars
Poemas esenciales 1 exemplars
Visões Democráticas (2012) 1 exemplars
Two Rivulets 1 exemplars
Walt Whitman's poetry : a study & a selection (1978) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Prosaschriften 1 exemplars
Días Ejemplares de América (1946) 1 exemplars
Vidas ejemplares 1 exemplars
Three Poems 1 exemplars
FIJE BARI 1 exemplars
SEÇME ŞİİRLER 1 exemplars
Miracles (excerpt) 1 exemplars
diVersi 1 exemplars
Sangen om migselv 1 exemplars
Leaves of Grass C3 1 exemplars
"The Sleepers" 1 exemplars
Drum Tabs (2021) 1 exemplars
Fűszálak Walt Whitman versei (1992) 1 exemplars
Vita e avventure di Jack Engle (2017) 1 exemplars
Paroles du Nouveau Monde (1997) 1 exemplars
Habla Walt Whitman (2008) 1 exemplars
American poetry 1 exemplars
Manahatta 1 exemplars
Whitman's Poems 1 exemplars
Canti scelti 1 exemplars
Valitut runot (2007) 1 exemplars
Choix de poèmes 1 exemplars
Spojím vás láskou milenců (2002) 1 exemplars
Fremtidens historie 1 exemplars
Ruohonlehtiä 1 exemplars
Leaves of grass; Volume 1 (2013) 1 exemplars
collected prose 1 exemplars
Gesange Und Inschriften (1921) (2008) 1 exemplars
Foglie D'erba 1855 1 exemplars
Fuldkomne Dage 1 exemplars
Collected Poetry (2003) 1 exemplars
City of Orgies (2012) 1 exemplars
Poems from the Leaves of Grass (1913) 1 exemplars
new york dissected (1972) 1 exemplars
Kosmos 1 exemplars
Lincoln (2016) 1 exemplars
Jag hör Amerika sjunga (2019) 1 exemplars
Walt Whitman - Hojas de Hierba (2020) 1 exemplars
Canto una vita immensa (2009) 1 exemplars
Poesías 1 exemplars
Lyrik und Prosa 1 exemplars
Opere alese 1 exemplars
Cîntec despre mine 1 exemplars
Io canto me stesso 1 exemplars
Warble for Lilac-Time (2016) 1 exemplars
Eidolons 1 exemplars
The Poetry of Walt Whitman (1999) 1 exemplars
Poems and prose 1 exemplars
Werke 1 exemplars
Demokratski vidici 1 exemplars
Američke priče (2015) 1 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Whitman, Walt
Nom oficial
Whitman, Walter
Altres noms
Whitman, Walt
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, New Jersey, USA
País (per posar en el mapa)
Lloc de naixement
West Hills, Huntington, Long Island, New York, USA
Lloc de defunció
Camden, New Jersey, USA
Causa de la mort
miliary tuberculosis and parenchymatous nephritis
Llocs de residència
Washington, D.C., USA
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Georgetown, Colorado, USA
Laurel Springs, New Jersey, USA
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
short-story writer
teacher (mostra-les totes 12)
apprentice printer
convention delegate
clerk (Bureau of Indian Affairs ∙ U.S. Department of the Interior)
The Patriot
Long Islander
Long Island Democrat
Brooklyn Eagle
Premis i honors
The Hall of Fame for Great Americans (1930)
Gave Commencement Address at Dartmouth College (1872)
Walt Whitman Bridge
Biografia breu
Walter Whitman Jr. (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 controversial in his time, particularly his 1855 poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality.

Born in Huntington on Long Island, Whitman resided in Brooklyn as a child and through much of his career. At the age of 11, he left formal schooling to go to work. Later, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, and a government clerk. Whitman's major poetry collection, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money and became well known. 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. During the American Civil War, he went to Washington, D.C. and worked in hospitals caring for the wounded. His poetry often focused on both loss and healing. On the death of Abraham Lincoln, whom Whitman greatly admired, he wrote his well known poems, "O Captain! My Captain!" and "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd", and gave a series of lectures. After a stroke towards the end of his life, Whitman moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. When he died at the age of 72, his funeral was a public event.

Whitman's influence on poetry remains strong. Mary Whitall Smith Costelloe argued: "You cannot really understand America without Walt Whitman, without Leaves of Grass ... He has expressed that civilization, 'up to date,' as he would say, and no student of the philosophy of history can do without him." Modernist poet Ezra Pound called Whitman "America's poet ... He is America."



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Walt Whitman fue un extraordinario poeta estadounidense, que revolucionó el mundo de la palabra durante su época. Sobre todo, con su poema Canto a mí mismo. A pesar de que nació en una familia muy pobre y de que no tuvo estudios, desde temprana edad sintió un profundo amor por las letras.
TORTOSAGUARDIA | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Oct 15, 2021 |
Marcat | Hi ha 84 ressenyes més | Jan 12, 2021 |



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