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Five works in one collection. This audiobook of his treasured poetry collection walks you through a time when the American Experiment came to a new maturity; when the Transcendentalist Movement forever changed life and poetry.

Work 1: Leaves of Grass
Written as a compilation of poems in the mid-1800s celebrating humanity, the value of the human mind, and nature. These poems in this collection were heavily inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson, himself a romantic, and the Transcendentalist Movement that was popular at the time. While most of the poems offer praise to nature and a person’s relative role in it, the title itself, Leaves of Grass, is a pun minimizing the value of the very paper that they were written on.

Work 2: Ralph Waldo Emerson and Walt Whitman's Letter Correspondence
The very complex relationship between Emerson and Whitman was publicly displayed in open letters that they had scribed to one another. Emerson, enthusiastically welcoming Whitman to his great career, made a very public proclamation of awe-inspiring praise to the poet.

Work 3: O Captain! My Captain!
Written about the death of President Abraham Lincoln, this poem emphasizes the grief and sorrow felt by the American people in the throes of mourning upon his assassination.

Work 4: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d
Written in the summer of 1865 during the country’s profound national mourning over the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, this poem was a pastoral elegy referencing the recently concluded Civil War. Whitman uses imagery and symbols to describe the president, his death, and the emotional experience.

Work 5: A Complete Biography of Walt Whitman by CSA Publishing

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Influential and emotional

If you love poetry, this is the collection for you. The influences of the times are relevant in the way Whitman expresses his feelings through poetry. The narrator does an excellent job at delivering the prose as I believe Whitman would have intended it to be. An amazing compilation of some of Whitman’s best and most well-known works. Each piece strikes a cord with me. Loved it!

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great introduction to ww

I listened to this book in conjunction with another scholarly review of Whitman. It has a solid representation of his poetry. The biography was a nice value added above what I wanted at the start.

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Tremendous Value!

This is a great collection of various works by the iconic poet Walt Whitman. I was eager to listen to his work and gain his perspective during the mid 1800s. The narrator did a great job and I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more about Walt Whitman.

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What a Poetry Collection.

This is a beautifully narrated audiobook. The narrator did an excellent job in this rather difficult poetry prose.

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Therapeutic and life changing.

Walt Whitman is one of the most creative and perceptive poets. He digs deep, seeing beyond the laws of nature and humanities. Through his concise words of wisdom, expect to feel and learn the deepest meaning of life. This audio book saved my life, highly recommend.

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