Announcing Paperback Classics from THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island and educated in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a printer's devil, journeyman compositor, itinerant schoolteacher, editor, and unofficial nurse to Northern and Southern soldiers.
"Whitman should be kicked from all decent society as below the
level of a brute."
-The Intelligencer, 1855
"The greatest of our poets . . . the American bard, our Homer
and our Milton."
-Harold Bloom, 2005