Specimen Days
Walt Whitman
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Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM By Walt Whitman

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modernThis scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
  • Title: Specimen Days
  • Author: Walt Whitman
  • ISBN: 9781419148521
  • Page: 298
  • Format: Paperback

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Eric Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
1.Literature flies so high and is so hotly spiced, that our notes may seem hardly more than breaths of common air, or draughts of water to drink. But that is part of our lesson. (Specimen Days, “New Themes Entered Upon”)Intensely artful, intensely vernacular—some draughts of the tipsy-making water Emerson talks about in the essay by which young Whitman was called (“The Poet”). But Whitman’s waters do not flow in the clear stream of a style that refuses to call attention to itself—t [...]
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Karen Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
I’ve researched dozens of articles on various Civil War topics for my job, and over the course of writing them, I’ve come to view the war with an impartiality courtesy of the long lens of history. Battles and their casualties are facts and figures, the armies a faceless mass of blue or gray, and even amusing anecdotes don’t always seem to be about real people rather than characters in a book. But Whitman’s “Specimen Days” changed that for me. If in the past I looked at the war telesc [...]
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Johan Thilander Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
Så himla märklig liten bok! Små infall, anteckningar och anföranden.Älskar särskilt Whitmans tilltal, som av någon anledning påminner mig om Bellman, med inflikar, plötsliga duanden och brasklappar.En stor behållning med boken är också mötet mellan Whitman och Gunnar Harding (som alltså står för översättningen). De är verkligen tvillingsjälar, och Gunnar går så lätt in i Walt! Tycker f.ö. nästan bäst om Gunnar som översättare, hans tidigare trilogi om de engelska roma [...]
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Emily Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
After reading this book, I know that if I could go back in time and spend the day with one historical figure… it would be Walt Whitman… and we would spend the day hiking for wildflowers. Specimen Days is a series of diary entries about Whitman’s life, from his boyhood days at Rockaway Beach, to his nursing days in Washington D.C during the Civil War, and finally to his time in Camden New Jersey. His account of the Civil War Hospitals is painful to read, but his kindness and ministrations t [...]
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Mark Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
I read Whitman in high school and instantly fell in love with Leaves of Grass. But this one has stayed with me longer--more spontaneous, more intimate. Basically a series of journal entries, a large portion of which detail his experiences during the civil war, Specimen Days comes as close as any book I've ever read to conveying what it was like to be that particular author--to see the world through his eyes. The most magical moments for me are his musings by the creek, his gentle descriptions of [...]
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Maria Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
3.5 starsA very relaxing and calming read; this book should be read under a tree somewhere quiet. I expected something poetic and that's what I got, along with "good things about being naked" and "trees are really cool". I read a translated version of the book, and I'm sure I'd have enjoyed it more had it been in English. Nevertheless, I am very intrigued to read more of Whitman's works.
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Mary Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
Not necessarily reading in order. More enjoyable to open to random sections.
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Liam Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
"Always something novel or inspiriting, yet mostly to me the hurrying and vast amplitude of those never-ending human currents." (of Broadway, 30-1)"If there were nothing else of Abraham Lincoln for history to stamp him with, it is enough to send him with his wreath to the memory of all future time, that he endured that hour, that day, bitterer than gall -- indeed a crucifixion day -- that id did not conquer him -- that he unflinchingly stemmed it, and resolved to lift himself and the Union out o [...]
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Tony Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
SPECIMEN DAYS IN AMERICA. (ca. 1887). Walt Whitman. ***.Walt Whitman (1819-1892) is an icon in American letters. He wrote one notable book; this wasn’t it. His famous book, obviously, was “Leaves of Grass.” This book, although it provides us with some background into Whitman’s mind and attitudes, comes in a far second place. This is more of a diary than anything else. The entries are more or less chronological, although the subjects covered – aside from the first part of the work – a [...]
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Owen Martin Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
I started reading this book after Jack Kerouac mentioned it as his prime influence for On The Road. The first part of the book gives a first hand account of the Civil War - some of the accounts are very harrowing and disturbing. We get great descriptions of his brief meetings with Abe Lincoln and Edgar Allen Poe. I was left wishing he had wrote more about his meeting with Poe in the latter's office in New York. The description of Lincoln as he traveled with his wife without any security give us [...]
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Andrew Sydlik Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
I paid most attention to the first part of this, which details Whitman's tending to wounded and sick soldiers during the Civil War. (It also begins, strangely, with a genealogy of Whitman's family.) His observations are filled with compassion and an almost spiritual sense of connection with the men he visited, some of whom survived, many who did not. Not that he romanticizes the war or being a soldier - one of his first descriptions before even entering a hospital is seeing a pile of amputated f [...]
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Hansen Wendlandt Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
Not the quality that you might expect from an American legend, but there are some real gems in the journal. Whtiman's account of Lincoln riding a horse to the White House, early morning, stress and responsibility wrinkles that no painter could ever portray--that's a fantastic entry. Also, after some good travel entries in 1879, "The Silent General" (about U.S. Grant coming home), 28 Sept 1879 is great. Perhaps what most struck me was that and how Whitman served as a war-time hospital chaplain. H [...]
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Torben Carlsen Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
Den danske udgave "Fuldkomne dage" er en forkortet udgave; den mangler Whitmans optegnelser om barndom og opvækst samt hans indtryk fra Den amerikanske Borgerkrig. Men der er rigeligt at tage af: Hans naturbetragtninger (ofte førstehånds indtryk) er meget interessante og fascinerende og giver indtryk af et menneske i total harmoni med sig selv (han kunne bruge en hel dag på at betragte humlebier eller gå ture ved stranden) selv om der til sidst går lidt for meget Kaptajn Jespersen i det. H [...]
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Ori Fienberg Jul 20, 2019 - 13:27 PM
I'm just assuming this will be stunning. I wish I had one of the fake blood and pine resin coated facsimiles. Instead I have this yellow and white affair that looks like it was glued together in a basement, but at least it was affordable.Update: Stunning? Well, it's no Leaves of Grass, but it's certainly worthwhile,
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Specimen Days By Walt Whitman This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modernThis scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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