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This book compiles both the first (1855) and final (1892) versions of Walt Whitman's masterpiece Song of Myself in one volume, making it unique and valuable for students of American literature.

Public Domain (P)2017 American Renaissance Books

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Performance Didn't Catch Whitman's Sentiment

While listening to this performance, I had to wonder if the narrator understood or had even read Whitman's great masterpiece. If he had, he certainly wasn't channeling Whitman in his performance. His moribund, woeful interpretation does not match Whitman's soaring epic's intent.

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