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Leaves of Grass : 1892 "Deathbed" Edition, Volume 9, The Reader's Library

By Whitman, Walt

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Title: Leaves of Grass : 1892 "Deathbed" Edition, Volume 9, The Reader's Library  
Author: Whitman, Walt
Volume: Volume 9, The Reader's Library
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, American Poetry
Collections: Poetry, Ontology, Modern Regression, Authors Community, Philosophy, Recreation, Music, Literature, Language, Sociology, Naval Science, Political Sociology, Military Science, Law, Political Science, Education, History
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Publication Date:
2015
Publisher: William Ralph Press
Member Page: Neil Azevedo

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Description
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is widely considered to be the greatest and most influential of all American poets. LEAVES OF GRASS, Whitman's sole book published at his own expense, represents almost the entirety of his poetical output. The first edition of LEAVES OF GRASS, which he would continue to revise over the course of his life expanding and rewriting it until the year of his death, appeared in 1855. This volume represents the final edition, commonly referred to as the “deathbed” edition, and comes with a prefatory note from Whitman asserting that this is the version he most considered full and complete. While it was a commercial and critical failure during Whitman’s lifetime, LEAVES OF GRASS has gone on to become one of the most canonical books of poetry ever written, influencing and inspiring countless artists in the last two centuries. Written in a groundbreaking prosodic style Whitman referred to as “free verse” LEAVES OF GRASS takes the individual and a young American democracy as its themes and illustrates them with a long-lined cadence Whitman coined his “barbaric yawp” along with all the details that constitute them, a few being sexual love, commonplace American scenes and personalities, the Civil War, the physical landscape of America, and freedom in all its many facets—sexual, religious, political, philosophical, etc. Whitman was very much aware of his book’s singularity, and his preface to the 1855 edition as well as his epilogue to this edition titled "A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads" are inspiring essays where he lays out his ideas about poetry and why his was written in a deliberately different way illustrating beautifully an iconoclastic impulse common to all great artists but shiningly apparent in Whitman because of LEAVES OF GRASS’ stark departure from everything else being published at its time. This edition of Leaves of Grass—the ninth edition in the Reader’s Library Series—endeavors to recreate as much as an e-book’s virtual typesetting will allow Whitman’s final published manuscript. Also look for the tenth book in the series which is a recreation of the 1855 debut edition of LEAVES OF GRASS. ISBN: 978-1-932023-51-0. https://www.facebook.com/williamralpheditions

Summary
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is widely considered to be the greatest and most influential of all American poets. LEAVES OF GRASS, Whitman's sole book published at his own expense, represents almost the entirety of his poetical output. This volume represents the final edition, commonly referred to as the “deathbed” edition, and comes with a prefatory note from Whitman asserting that this is the version he most considered full and complete.

Excerpt
O Captain! My Captain! O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;                     But O heart! heart! heart!                          O the bleeding drops of red,                               Where on the deck my Captain lies,                                    Fallen cold and dead. O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills, For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding, For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;                     Here Captain! dear father!                          This arm beneath your head!                               It is some dream that on the deck,                                    You’ve fallen cold and dead.   My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still, My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will, The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done, From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;                     Exult O shores, and ring O bells!                          But I with mournful tread,                               Walk the deck my Captain lies,                                    Fallen cold and dead.

Table of Contents
Contents Introduction LEAVES OF GRASS INSCRIPTIONS One's-Self I Sing As I Ponder'd in Silence In Cabin'd Ships at Sea To Foriegn Lands To a Historian To Thee Old Cause Eidólons For Him I Sing When I Read the Book Beginning My Studies Beginners To the States On Journeys through the States To a Certain Cantatrice Me Imperturbe Savantism The Ship Starting I Hear America Singing What Place Is Besieged Still though the One I Sing Shut Not Your Doors Poets to Come To You Thou Reader STARTING FROM PAUMANOK SONG OF MYSELF CHILDREN OF ADAM To the Garden the World From Pent-Up Aching Rivers I Sing the Body Electric A Woman Waits for Me Spontaneous Me One Hour to Madness and Joy Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowd Ages and Ages Returning at Intervals We Two, How Long We Were Fool'd O Hymen! O Hymenee! I Am He that Aches with Love Native Moments Once I Pass'd through a Populous City I Heard You Solemn-Sweet Pipes of the Organ Facing West from California's Shores As Adam Early in the Morning CALAMUS In Paths Untrodden Scented Herbage of My Breast Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Hand For You O Democracy These I Singing in Spring Not Heaving from My Ribb'd Breast Only Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearances The Base of All Metaphysics Recorders Ages Hence When I Heard at the Close of the Day Are You the New Person Drawn toward Me? Roots and Leaves Themselves Alone Not Heat Flames up and Consumes Trickle Drops City of Orgies Behold This Swarthy Face I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing To a Stranger This Moment Yearning and Thoughtful I Hear It Was Charged against Me The Prairie-Grass Dividing When I Peruse the Conquer'd Fame We Two Boys Together Clinging A Promise to California Here the Frailest Leaves of Me No Labor-Saving Machine A Glimpse A Leaf for Hand in Hand Earth, My Likeness I Dream'd in a Dream What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand To the East and to the West Sometimes with One I Love To a Western Boy Fast-Anchor'd Eternal O Love! Among the Multitude O You Whom I Often and Silently Come That Shadow My Likeness Full of Life Now SALUT AU MONDE! SONG OF THE OPEN ROAD CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY SONG OF THE ANSWERER OUR OLD FEUILLAGE A SONG OF JOYS SONG OF THE BROAD-AXE SONG OF THE EXPOSITION SONG OF THE REDWOOD-TREE A SONG FOR OCCUPATIONS A SONG OF THE ROLLING EARTH YOUTH, DAY, OLD AGE AND NIGHT BIRDS OF PASSAGE Song of the Universal Pioneers! O Pioneers! To You France, Myself and Mine Year of Meteors With Antecedents A BROADWAY PAGEANT SEA-DRIFT Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life Tears To the Man-Of-War-Bird Aboard at a Ship's Helm On the Beach at Night The World below the Brine On the Beach at Night Alone Song For All Seas, All Ships Patroling Barnegat After the Sea-Ship BY THE ROADSIDE A Boston Ballad Europe A Hand-Mirror Gods Germs Thoughts When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer Perfections O Me! O Life! To a President I Sit and Look Out To Rich Givers The Dalliance of the Eagles Roaming in Thought A Farm Picture A Child's Amaze The Runner Beautiful Women Mother and Babe Thought Visor'd Thought Gliding o'er All Hast Never Come to Thee an Hour Thought To Old Age Locations and Times Offerings To the States DRUM-TAPS First O Songs for a Prelude Eighteen Sixty-One Beat! Beat! Drums! From Paumanok Starting I Fly Like a Bird Song of the Banner at Daybreak Rise O Days from Your Fathomless Deeps Virginia—The West City of Ships The Centenarian's Story Cavalry Crossing A Ford Bivouac on a Mountain Side An Army Corps on the March By the Bivouac's Fitful Flame Come up from the Fields Father Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Night A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknown A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woods Not the Pilot Year That Trembled and Reel'd beneath Me. The Wound-Dresser Long, Too Long America Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun Dirge for Two Veterans Over the Carnage Rose Prophetic Voice I Saw Old General at Bay The Artilleryman's Vision Ethiopia Saluting the Colors Not Youth Pertains to Me Race of Veterans World Take Good Notice O Tan-Faced Prairie-Boy Look Down Fair Moon Reconciliation How Solemn as One by One As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Camerado Delicate Cluster To a Certain Civilian Lo, Victress on the Peaks Spirit Whose Work Is Done Adieu to a Soldier Turn O Libertad To the Leaven'd Soil They Trod MEMORIES OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd O Captain! My Captain! Hush'd Be the Camps To-day This Dust Was Once the Man BY BLUE ONTARIO'S SHORE REVERSALS AUTUMN RIVULETS As Consequent, Etc. The Return of the Heroes There Was a Child Went Forth Old Ireland The City Dead-House This Compost To a Foil'd European Revolutionaire Unnamed Lands Song of Prudence The Singer in the Prison Warble for Lilac-Time Outlines for a Tomb Out from behind This Mask Vocalism To Him That Was Crucified You Felons on Trial in Courts Laws for Creations To a Common Prostitute I Was Looking a Long While Thought Miracles Sparkles from the Wheel To a Pupil Unfolded Out of the Folds What Am I After All Kosmos Others May Praise What They Like Who Learns My Lesson Complete? Tests The Torch O Star of France The Ox-Tamer An Old Man's Thought of School Wandering at Morn Italian Music in Dakota With All Thy Gifts My Picture-Gallery The Prairie States PROUD MUSIC OF THE STORM PASSAGE TO INDIA PRAYER OF COLUMBUS THE SLEEPERS TRANSPOSITIONS TO THINK OF TIME WHISPERS OF HEAVENLY DEATH Darest Thou Now O Soul Whispers of Heavenly Death Chanting the Square Deific Of Him I Love Day and Night Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours As If a Phantom Caress'd Me Assurances Quicksand Years That Music Always Round Me What Ship Puzzled at Sea A Noiseless Patient Spider O Living Always, Always Dying To One Shortly to Die Night on the Prairies Thought The Last Invocation As I Watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing Pensive and Faltering THOU MOTHER WITH THY EQUAL BROOD A PAUMANOK PICTURE FROM NOON TO STARRY NIGHT Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling Faces The Mystic Trumpeter Darest Thou Now O Soul Whispers of Heavenly Death Chanting the Square Deific Of Him I Love Day and Night Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hours As If a Phantom Caress'd Me Assurances Quicksand Years That Music Always Round Me What Ship Puzzled at Sea A Noiseless Patient Spider O Living Always, Always Dying To One Shortly to Die Night on the Prairies Thought The Last Invocation As I Watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing Pensive and Faltering THOU MOTHER WITH THY EQUAL BROOD A PAUMANOK PICTURE FROM NOON TO STARRY NIGHT Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling Faces The Mystic Trumpeter To a Locomotive in Winter O Magnet-South Mannahatta All Is Truth A Riddle Song Excelsior Ah Poverties, Wincings, and Sulky Retreats Thoughts Mediums Weave In, My Hardy Life Spain, 1873-74 By Broad Potomac's Shore From Far Dakota's Cañons Old War-Dreams Thick-Sprinkled Bunting What Best I See in Thee Spirit That Form'd This Scene As I Walk These Broad Majestic Days A Clear Midnight SONGS OF PARTING As the Time Draws Nigh Years of the Modern Ashes of Soldiers Thoughts Song at Sunset As at Thy Portals Also Death My Legacy Pensive on Her Dead Gazing Camps of Green The Sobbing of the Bells As They Draw to a Close Joy, Shipmate, Joy! The Untold Want Portals These Carols Now Finalè to the Shore So Long! FIRST ANNEX: SANDS AT SEVENTY Mannahatta Paumanok From Montauk Point To Those Who've Fail'd A Carol Closing Sixty-Nine The Bravest Soldiers A Font of Type As I Sit Writing Here My Canary Bird Queries to My Seventieth Year The Wallabout Martyrs The First Dandelion America Memories To-Day and Thee After the Dazzle of Day Abraham Lincoln, Born Feb. 12, 1809 Out of May's Shows Selected Halcyon Days Fancies at Navesink Election Day, November, 1884 With Husky-Haughty Lips, O Sea! Death of General Grant Red Jacket (from Aloft) Washington's Monument, February, 1885 Of That Blithe Throat of Thine Broadway To Get the Final Lilt of Songs Old Salt Kossabone The Dead Tenor Continuities Yonnondio Life "Going Somewhere" Small the Theme of My Chant True Conquerors The United States to Old World Critics The Calming Thought of All Thanks in Old Age Life and Death The Voice of the Rain Soon Shall the Winter's Foil Be Here While Not the Past Forgetting The Dying Veteran Stronger Lessons A Prairie Sunset Twenty Years Orange Buds By Mail from Florida Twilight You Lingering Sparse Leaves of Me Not Meagre, Latent Boughs Alone The Dead Emperor As the Greek's Signal Flame The Dismantled Ship Now Precedent Songs, Farewell An Evening Lull Old Age's Lambent Peaks After the Supper and Talk SECOND ANNEX: GOOD-BYE MY FANCY Sail Out for Good, Eidólon Yacht! Lingering Last Drops Good-Bye My Fancy On, On the Same, Ye Jocund Twain! My 71st Year Apparitions The Pallid Wreath An Ended Day Old Age's Ship & Crafty Death's To the Pending Year Shakspere-Bacon's Cipher Long, Long Hence Bravo, Paris Exposition! Interpolation Sounds To the Sun-Set Breeze Old Chants A Christmas Greeting Sounds of the Winter. A Twilight Song When the Full-Grown Poet Came Osceola A Voice from Death A Persian Lesson The Commonplace "The Rounded Catalogue Divine Complete" Mirages L. of G.'s Purport The Unexpress'd Grand Is the Seen Unseen Buds Good-Bye My Fancy! A BACKWARD GLANCE O'ER TRAVEL'D ROADS About the Editor Also from William Ralph Press

 

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