Book Giveaway – Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

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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.

To enter to win leave a comment with your email address. 

To earn one extra entry you can post this on Twitter or post it on your blog.  Leave me a separate comment telling me you did.

Open internationally.  Winner will be picked on October 11th.

25 thoughts on “Book Giveaway – Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

  1. gautami tripathy says:

    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!

    gautami.tripathy[at]gmail.com

    I’m giving this one away because I bought myself a beautiful collector’s edition. I need to dip into it more often 🙂

  2. Bumbles says:

    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.

  3. Linda B says:

    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.

  4. Jafantunes says:

    Beautiful book!
    I have a translated edition, bu I will keep this one instead and offer the other one to a good friend of mine.
    Thank you!
    o_rei_de_havana AT hotmail DOT com

  5. Strangelove says:

    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

  6. Rocha 85 says:

    This would be a great win.
    I thought of buying this several times but put it behind so many others…
    A shame, really!

    Best wishes!
    joaomiguelrocha85[@]gmail[.]com

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