Contained within the pages of this book is a detailed exploration of the life and work of the great American poet, Walt Whitman. Published more than a generation after his death, this book deals with Whitman's initial reception and explores his ever-developing canonisation as one of the greatest modern poets. Contents include: "The Life Of Whitman", "Characteristics and Comparisons", "Whitman's Language and Metre", "A Walk Through Leaves of Grass", etcetera. A fascinating insight into the author of the seminal poetry collection "Leaves of Grass", this detailed biography is sure to appeal to fans of Walt Whitman's work. Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), was an American essayist, journalist, and poet whose seminal poetry continues to be remembered as some of the best ever written. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly hard to come by and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.