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In Walt Whitman, Michael Cunningham sees a poet whose vision of humanity is ecstatic, democratic, and sensuous. Just over a hundred years ago, Whitman celebrated America as it survived the Civil War, as it endured great poverty, and as it entered the Industrial Revolution, which would make it the most powerful nation on Earth. In Specimen Days Michael Cunningham makes Whit ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 18th 2006 by Picador
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Jan 16, 2009 Dottie marked it as to-read
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Just saw this on an Amazon e-mail and thought it sounded interesting. Tied to Michael Cunningham's Specimen Days -- even the cover uis similar -- and presents excerpts of Whitman including Whitman's own writing titled Specimen Days from which Cunningham took his own title.
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I got this and the first version Leaves of Grass from Amelia for Christmas and it was fun to read them back to back and see how his perspective matured over the 30 years in between.
A beautiful book, and a fine collection of Whitman's works. A good piece to own and have on the shelf.
sam joy
Better off just grabbing Leaves of Grass, obviously.
Merlaine Sivels
Beautiful. Probably one of my favorite books.
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Walter Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and a volunteer nurse during
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Leaves of Grass Song of Myself Poetry and Prose (Library of America) The Complete Poems Leaves of Grass: The First (1855) Edition

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