Today’s free book is a like-new mass market of Leaves of Grass. Here’s the synopsis of this classic-
Whitman is today regarded as America’s Homer or Dante, and his work the touchstone for literary originality in the New World. In Leaves of Grass, he abandoned the rules of traditional poetry – breaking the standard metered line, discarding the obligatory rhyming scheme, and using the vernacular. Emily Dickinson condemned his sexual and physiological allusions as ‘disgraceful’, but Emerson saw the book as the ‘most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed’. A century later it is his judgment of this autobiographical vision of the vigor of the American nation that has proved the more enduring.
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Open internationally. Winner will be picked on October 11th.
25 thoughts on “Book Giveaway – Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman”
Ooh, please enter me. I haven’t read any Whitman since college.
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By the way, I included your birthday giveaways on a post.
One of the greatest book of poetry! As I have lost my copy and thinking of replacing it, your giveaway is Godsend!
Enter me, please!
I’m giving this one away because I bought myself a beautiful collector’s edition. I need to dip into it more often 🙂
Please enter me for this one. I have been interested ever since I saw a show on PBS (I think?) on him and how this book was considered both transformational and shocking – back then and even now.
Yes, please. I’m a classic fan. Never read Walt Whitman, although I’m ready to be both shocked and transformed.
What a classic….please count me in…thanks.
I would love to be entered in your draw. This book looks great!
I’ve always admired Whitman’s poetry, but became enamored of the man after watching Ken Burns’ Civil War documentary and learning of the compassionate role Whitman played in the Civil War hospitals. I’d love to own this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
I’ve been meaning to get some poetry! Would love this!
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Here’s my tweet: http://twitter.com/Gofita/status/4684985707
I haven’t ever read this one. I’d like a chance to win, Stacy. Thanks!
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Please enter me! I would love to read this. =)
Havent read this but the comments alone are enough to pull one in. Please count me in.
I have a translated edition, bu I will keep this one instead and offer the other one to a good friend of mine.
o_rei_de_havana AT hotmail DOT com
I have a lot of Classics in need of reading!
Let’s hope this one goes out of the list!
carlos_durao AT hotmail DOT com
Please, count me in, ok?
educhico AT gmail DOT com
Best regards from Portugal!
Never read it in the original.
Must be even better!
Count me in, please!
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I really need to read more poetry!
Good luck and best wishes to everyone!
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tanitalves AT sapo DOT pt
Oh, I don’t know this one!
Shame on me!
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It seems like this is one of those life-changing books.
That convinces me!
Oh, this is probably my favourite of the giveaways!
Bu it was a hard choice!
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This would be a great win.
I thought of buying this several times but put it behind so many others…
A shame, really!