Collage 2020-04-03 Walt Whitman

Collage 2020-04-03 Walt Whitman

„Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.“ —  Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (/ˈhwɪtmən/; May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality.

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Collage 03.04.2020 Walt Whitman

„Richte dein Gesicht immer zur Sonne und die Schatten werden hinter dich fallen.“ —  Walt Whitman

Walter Whitman (* 31. Mai 1819 in West Hills, nahe Huntington auf Long Island; † 26. März 1892 in Camden, New Jersey) war ein US-amerikanischer Dichter, Essayist und Journalist. Er gilt als einer der einflussreichsten amerikanischen Lyriker des 19. Jahrhunderts. Sein Hauptwerk ist die Gedichtsammlung Leaves of Grass (Grashalme), die er von 1855 bis kurz vor seinem Tod 1892 immer wieder erweiterte und veränderte.

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