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Book Title: O Capitano! Mio capitano!|
Date of issue: July 19th 2013
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The author of the book: Walt Whitman
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The size of the: 37.89 MB
Read full description of the books O Capitano! Mio capitano!:Non meno carnale che spirituale, dedito all’anima ma attento al mondo, Whitman è uno degli ultimi poeti ad aver tenuto insieme nel canto la totalità delle cose e ad aver indicato alla più grande democrazia del mondo la sua missione. In quest’antologia ritroviamo l’energia vitale che scorre nell’Uomo Moderno, l’espansione dell’io nel Corpo della Democrazia. Il poeta è la voce di tutto, coglie il senso e la bellezza in tutti. Il ritmo travolgente dei suoi versi-onda fa sì che niente si perda: un ritmo che lo salva e lo “danna”, come scrisse Manganelli, facendo di lui, irrevocabilmente, un grande poeta.
Read information about the authorWalter 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 the American Civil War in addition to publishing his poetry. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842).
After working as clerk, teacher, journalist and laborer, Whitman wrote his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, pioneering free verse poetry in a humanistic celebration of humanity, in 1855. Emerson, whom Whitman revered, said of Leaves of Grass that it held "incomparable things incomparably said." During the Civil War, Whitman worked as an army nurse, later writing Drum Taps (1865) and Memoranda During the War (1867). His health compromised by the experience, he was given work at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. After a stroke in 1873, which left him partially paralyzed, Whitman lived his next 20 years with his brother, writing mainly prose, such as Democratic Vistas (1870). Leaves of Grass was published in nine editions, with Whitman elaborating on it in each successive edition. In 1881, the book had the compliment of being banned by the commonwealth of Massachusetts on charges of immorality. A good friend of Robert Ingersoll, Whitman was at most a Deist who scorned religion. D. 1892.
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