This vintage book comprises a wonderfully entertaining and informative narrative of the life of the great American poet Walt Whitman. Written by Barbette Deutsch, this outstanding story of Whitman's life offers a unique insight in Whitman's life and character, and constitutes a must-have for those with an interest in the man behind "Leaves of Grass". Originally published in 1941, this classic text has been elected for modern republication due to its immense literary value, and is not to be missed by the discerning collector. Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), was a seminal American poet, journalist, essayist and teacher, hailed by D. H. Lawrence as "the greatest American." He is most famous for his life's work, "Leaves of Grass", a poetic masterpiece that went through innumerable editions over four decades - from a small collection of twelve poems, to a vast compendium of over four-hundred. Barbette Deutsch was an American novelist, poet, translator, and critic. This vintage book is being republished now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.