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Leaves of Grass and Other Writings

Leaves of Grass and Other Writings - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0393974966

Cover of Leaves of Grass and Other Writings  REV 02 (ISBN 978-0393974966)
ISBN13: 978-0393974966
ISBN10: 0393974960
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Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 2002
International: No

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Leaves of Grass and Other Writings - REV 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0393974966

Walt Whitman and Michael Ed. Moon

ISBN13: 978-0393974966
ISBN10: 0393974960
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: REV 02
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.

Published: 2002
International: No

This edition is based on the venerable Norton Critical Edition of Leaves of Grass (1973), edited by the late Scully Bradley and Harold Blodgett. The new text inclusions are "Live Oak, with Moss" and prose selections from Democratic Vistas and Specimen Days. Throughout, the explanatory annotations have been revised and expanded.

"Whitman on His Art" presents a collection of Whitman's statements about his role as a poet taken from his notebooks, letters, conversations, and newspaper articles.

"Criticism" collects eighteen essays, eleven of them new to this edition, including those by Fanny Fern, Henry David Thoreau, Anne Gilchrist, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, David S. Reynolds, Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Michael Moon, John Irwin, Allen Grossman, and Betsy Erkkila.

A Chronology, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index of Titles are included.

Author Bio

Moon, Michael : Johns Hopkins University

Michael Moon is Professor of English and Co-Director of the Program for Women, Gender and Sexuality at The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of Disseminating Whitman: Revision and Corporeality in Leaves of Grass, A Small Boy and Others: Imitation and Initiations in American Culture from Henry James to Andy Warhol, and editor of Subjects and Citizens: Nation, Race, and Gender from Oroonoko to Anita Hill.

Table of Contents

(+ = new to Leaves of Grass and Other Writings)

The Text of Leaves of Grass and Other Writings, 1891-92

Come, said my Soul
One's-Self I Sing
As I Ponder'd in Silence
In Cabin'd Ships at Sea
To Foreign Lands
To a Historian
To Thee Old Cause
For Him I Sing
When I Read the Book
Beginning My Studies
To the States
On Journeys through the States
To a Certain Cantatrice
Me Imperturbe
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 Paumanck
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
In Paths Untrodden
Scented Herbage
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 of 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 Occupation
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: The 18th Year of These States
Myself and Mine
Year of Meteors
With Antecedents
A Broadway Pageant
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking
As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Life
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: the 72nd and 73rd Years of These States
A Hand-Mirror
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer
O Me! O Life!
To a President
I Sit and Look Out
To Rich Givers
The Dalliance of the Eagles
Roamings in Thought
A Farm Picture
A Child's Amaze
The Runner
Beautiful Women
Mother and Babe
Gliding over All
Hast Never Come to Thee an Hour
To Old Age
Locations and Times
To Identify the 16th, 17th, or 18th Presidentiad
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 a 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
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 Shores
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
To Him That Was Crucified
You Felons on Trial in Courts
Laws for Creations
To a Common Prostitute
I Was Looking a Long While
Sparkles from the Wheel
To a Pupil
Unfolded Out of the Folds
What Am I After All
Others May Praise What They Like
Who Learns My Lesson Complete?
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 They Gifts
My Picture-Gallery
The Prairie States
Proud Music of the Storm
Passage to India
Prayer of Columbus
The Sleepers
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
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 Prairie
The Last Invocation
As I Watch'd the Ploughman Ploughing
Pensive and Faltering
Thou Mother with Thy Equal Blood
A Paumanok Picture
From Noon to Starry Night
Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzling
The Mystic Trumpeter
To a Locomotive in Winter
O Magnet-South
All Is Truth
A Riddle Song
Ah Poverties, Wincings, and Sulky Retreats
Weave in, My Hardy Life
Spain, 1873-74
By Broad Potomac's Shore
From Far Dakota's Canons
Old War-Drums
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
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
These Carols
Now Final to Shore
So Long!
First Annex: Sands at Seventy
From Montauk Point
Tho 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
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
The Pilot in the Mind
Had I the Choice
You Tides with Ceaseless Swell
Last of Ebb, and Daylight Waning
And Yet Not You Alone
Proudly the Flood Comes In
By That Long Scan of Waves
Then Last of All
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
To Get the Final Lilt of Songs
Old Salt Kossabone
The Dead Tenor
Going Somewhere
Small the Themes 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 Foild Be Here
While Not the Past Forgetting
The Dying Veteran
Stronger Lessons
A Prairie Sunset
Twenty Years
Orange Buds by Mail from Florida
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
Preface Note to the Second Annex
Sail Out for Good, Eidlon Yacht!
Lingering Last Drops
Good-Bye My Fancy
On, On the Same, Ye Jocund Twain!
My 71st Year
The Pallid Wreath
An Ended Day
Old Age's Ship & Crafty Death's
To the Pending Year
Shakspere [sic.]-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 Twlight Song
When the Full-grown Poet Came
A Voice From Death
A Persian Lesson
The Commonplace
The Rounded Catalogue Divine Complete
L. of G.'s Purport
The Unexpress'd
Grand Is the Seen
Unseen Buds
Good-Bye, My Fancy!
Prefatory Letter to Readers, Leaves of Grass, 1889
A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads
Old Age Echoes
An Executor's Diary Note, 1891
To Soar in Freedom and in Fullness of Power
Then Shall Perceive
The Few Drops Known
One Thought Ever at the Fore
While Behind All Firm and Erect
A Kiss to the Bride
Nay, Tell Me Not To-day the Publish'd Shame
Supplement Hours
Of Many a Smutch'd Deed Reminiscent
To Be at All
Death's Valley
On the Same Picture
A Thought of Columbus
Other Poetic Writings
Notes on the Text
Poems Excluded from Leaves of Grass
Great Are the Myths
Poem of Remembrances for a Girl or a Boy of These States
Think of the Soul
[In the New Garden]
[Who Is Now Reading This?]
[I Long Thought That Knowledge Alone Would Suffice]
[Hours Continuing Long]
[So Far, and So Far, and On Toward the End]
Thoughts: Visages
Thoughts Of What I Write
Apostroph [sic.]
O Sun of Real Peace
To You
Now Lift Me Close
To the Reader at Parting
Thoughts Of Waters, Forests, Hills
Thoughts Of Ownership . . .
Bathed in War's Perfume
Solid, Ironical, Rolling Orb
Up, Lurid Stars!
Not My Enemies Ever Invade Me
This Day, O Soul
When I Read the Book
Ashes of Soldiers: Epigraph
One Song, America, Before I Go
Souvenirs of Democracy
From My Last Year's
In Former Songs
The Beauty of the Ship
After an Interval
Two Rivulets
Or from That Sea of Time
As in a Swoon
[Last Droplets]
Ship Ahoy!
For Queen Victoria's Birthday
L of G
After the Argument
For Us Two, Reader Dear
Passages Excluded from Leaves of Grass Poems
[The Writer of Melodious Verses]
[This is the Breath for America]
[Eleves I Salute You!]
[Old Forever New Things]
[The Teeming Mother of Mothers]
[This is Mastering Me]
[O Hot-Cheek'd and Blushing]
[Now Lucifer Was Not Dead]
[Invocation: To Workmen and Workmen]
[Facts Showered Over with Light]
[Language of America]
[His Shape Arises]
[A Thought of the Clef of Eternity]
[What Do You Hear, Walt Whitman?]
[You Dumb Beautiful Ministers]
[Which Are My Miracles?]
[You Who Celebrate Bygones!]
[Creations for Strong Artists]
[Readers to Come]
[O Bitter Sprig!]
[Nearing Departure]
[Let None Be Content with Me]
[Realities, the Visions of Poets]
[Give Me the Clue . . . the Word Final]
[Orators Fit for America]
[Epigraph: A Carol of Harvest]
[With Additional Songs Every Spring]
[Aroused and Angry]
Uncollected Poems
[Miscellaneous Fragments for 'Pictures']
[All That We Are]
[I Am the Poet]
[O I Must Not Forget!]
[Love Is the Cause of Causes]
[I Last Winter]
[I Cannot Be Awake]
Light and Air!
[Of Your Soul]
[What the Sun]
[Have You Supplied]
[I Do Not Expect]
Poem of Existence
[Until You Can Explain]
To the Future
To the Exclusive
As of Forms
[To This Continent]
[The Divinest Blessings]
[What Would It Bring You]
The Two Vaults
Two Antique Records
O Brood Continental
To the Prevailing Bards
[The Long, Long Solemn Trenches]
[There Rises in My Brain]
Ship of Libertad
After Certain Disastrous Campaigns
Sights: The Army Corps, Encamped on the War Field
While the Schools and the Teachers Are Teaching
[Two Elegies on Lincoln]
April 1865
[Mask with Their Lids]
Starry Union
Hands Round
Wood Odors
Unpublished Poems
A Soul Duet
To the Poor
Broadway, 1861
[I Too Am Drawn]
[I Have Lived]
[I Stand and Look]
Of My Poems
My Own Poems
Of the Democratic Party 58-59-60
[To What You Said]
[While Some I So Deeply Loved]
Reminiscences 64
[Disease and Death]
Starry Union
[What the Word of Power]
Last Words
[Glad the Jaunts for the Known]
Champagne in Ice
To the Soul
[Two Little Buds]
Uncollected Manuscript Fragments
After Death
America to the World Bards
[American Air]
[As Nature]
We Are
[As to You]
? Ashes of Roses
The Body
[Can ?]
[Decoration Day]
[Divine Is the Person]
Ebb and Flood Tides
[The Epos of Life]
[The Grabbler]
[Have I Refreshed]
[Hear My Fife!]
[I Have Appeared]
[I Admire]
[I Am a Look]
[I Am a Student]
[I Am Become]
[I Am Not Content]
[I Am That Halfgrown Angry Boy]
[I Know Many Beautiful Things]
[I Know That Amativeness]
[I Shall Venerate]
[I Subject All the Teachings]
[In American Schools]
[I'll Trace This Garden]
[It Were Easy To Be Rich]
[Life, Light]
[Living Bulbs]
[Nor HumilityÌs Book]
[O I See Now]
[The Poet Is a Recruiter]
[The Power by Which]
[Prince of Wales]
[A Procession Without Halt]
[Remember If You Are Dying]
[Sanity and Ensemble]
[Shall We Sky-lark]
[Ships Sail Upon the Waters]
The SoulÌs Procession
[Spirituality, the Unknown]
[That Is Profitable]
[These Are the Caravan]
[Undulating, Swiftly Merging]
[What, Think You]
[Who Wills with His Own Brain]
[Why Should I Subscribe]
[Will You Have the Walls]
[The Woman That Sells]
[Poetic Lines in 1855-56 Notebook]
Preface 1855: Leaves of Grass, First Edition
Prefatory Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leaves of Grass 1856
Emerson to Whitman, 1855
Whitman to Emerson, 1856
Preface 1872: As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free
Preface 1876: Leaves of Grass and Two Rivulets
+From Leaves of Grass 1855
Live Oak, with Moss
From Democratic Vistas
From Specimen Days
An Album of Whitman Portraits
Whitman on His Art

Comments, 1855-1892
A Whitman Manuscript

Criticism, 1855-1955

Walt Whitman - Leaves of Grass: A Volume of Poems Just Published
Edward Evertt Hale - Leaves of Grass: Brooklyn, 1855
+Fanny Fern - Fresh Fern Leaves:ð Leaves of Grass
+Henry David Thoreau - [Excerpts from Two Letters to H. G. O. Blake]
+Anne Gilchrist - An Englishwoman's Estimate of Walt Whitman
+Oscar Wilde - The Gospel According to Walt Whitman
William Dean Howells - [Whitman in Retrospect]
Havelock Ellis - Whitman
+Henry James - [Review of Calamus]
D. H. Lawrence - Whitman
Randall Jarrell - Some Lines from Whitman
William Carlos Williams - An Essay on Leaves of Grass
Recent Criticism
+David S. Reynolds - To Heal a Nation
+Karen Sanchez-Eppler - To Stand Between: Walt Whitman's Poetics of Merger and Embodiment
+Michael Moon - The Twenty-Ninth Bather: Identity, Fluidity, Gender, and Sexuality in Section 11 of
Song of Myself
+John Irwin - Whitman: Hieroglyphic Bibles and Phallic Songs
+Allen Grossman - The Poetics of Union in Whitman and Lincoln: An Inquiry toward the Relationship
of Art and Policy
+Betsy Erkkila - The Poetics of Reconstruction: Whitman the Political Poet after the Civil War

Walt Whitman: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography
Index of Titles