ISBN 9781416523710,Leaves Of Grass

Leaves Of Grass



Simon & Schuster India

Publication Year 2006

ISBN 9781416523710

ISBN-10 1416523715


Number of Pages 648 Pages
Language (English)


Leaves of Grass has been inspiring generations of poets and writers with its intense, insightful approach to the philosophy of life and humanity. In this edition, along with the timeless poems of Whitman, several other features are included. A concise introduction that offers important background information of the book, a chronology of Walt Whitman’s life and work, a timeline of important events that constitute the book’s historical context, extensive explanatory notes, an outline of plot points and key themes that enable readers interpret the work on their own, critical analysis: both contemporary and modern perspectives on the book, discussion questions, and a list of recommended reading. Whitman’s poems do not follow any standard rules that were set for poetry, and do not rhyme. They are known to contain an intricate rhythm of intrepid passion. They vividly describe candid sensual pleasures that were frowned upon at the time. Some of the most famous poems included in the collection are I Sing the Body Electric, Song of Myself, O Captain! My Captain! and The Old Man’s Thought of School.

About Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was an American poet, journalist and essayist best known for his works: Leaves of Grass, Drum-Taps, Democratic Vistas, and Franklin Evans. Often referred to as the father of free verse, Whitman, a humanist, was a part of the transition between realism and transcendentalism. He was concerned with politics all his life and strongly opposed slavery. Whitman passed away in 1892, at the age of 72.