Song of myself

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Song of Myself may be the greatest poem ever written by an American. First published in 1855 as part of Leaves of Grass, it was revised and expanded by Whitman in subsequent editions in ways that sometimes undermined to its original freshness and vitality. Stephen Mitchell has gone back to the first edition and painstakingly compared it with the later versions, substituting only those revisions by Whitman that improved the poem. Here is Whitman at his most wild and raw, as large and lusty as life, fulfilling his promise to all future generations: I stand on this spot with my soul.
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full_title song of myself
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auth_author2 Mitchell, Stephen, 1943-
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Do I contradict myself?

Very well then I contradict myself.

(I am large, I contain multitudes.)

Abundant, ecstatic, generous, courageous - this is the first American epic poem, a celebration of selfhood and a catalogue of nineteenth-century American life of all ages and races. Revolutionary in style and controversial in content when it was first published in 1855, Whitman's masterwork has since inspired generations with its intoxicating rhythms and images, and its inclusive, praiseful joy.


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subject_facet Whitman, Walt, -- 1819-1892. -- Song of myself -- Criticism, Textual
title_display Song of myself
title_full Song of Myself, Song of myself / Walt Whitman, Song of myself / Walt Whitman ; edited by Stephen Mitchell
title_short Song of myself
topic_facet Criticism, Textual, Fiction, Poetry, Whitman, Walt