Song of Myself.

Whitman, Walt and Mitchell, Stephen.

Picture of Song of Myself.
Although our favourite Whitman poem is Song of the Open Road

, this undeniable classic is beloved by many. It is wild and raw, large and lusty with life. ‘I too am not a bit tamed…I too am untranslatable/ I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world'.


SKU: 9781611806458


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 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.

Book Details

Author Whitman, Walt and Mitchell, Stephen.
Format PB
Series Title Shambhala Pocket Library
Publisher Shambhala Publications Inc
Imprint Shambhala Publications Inc
Number of Pages 112
Publish Date 14/11/2018
Catalogue Mid19
Catalogue book number 6540