This one wasn’t for me. I had of course heard of the author, but had never read anything by him. Based on this collection, a selection from Leaves of Grass, I don’t think I will either.
With the Little Black Classics you never know up front what to expect, there have been some very nice surprises so far, but also some that disappointed, like this one. I didn’t like Whitman’s style and most likely won’t be picking up more of his work.
One strange thing I found out when I was preparing this post. Apparently, there is a version of the Little Black Classic with an inverted title: Alone on the Beach at Night, which I found photos of on the internet.
On the Beach at Night Alone (Little Black Classics #10) – Walt Whitman