Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass
The First (1855) Edition
Malcolm Cowley, Walt Whitman



Walt Whitman


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Leaves of Grass
The "Death-Bed" Edition
John Ashbery, Walt Whitman
Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as "disgraceful." Ralph Waldo Emerson found it "the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet produced." Published at the author's...