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Walt Whitman, an American

Henry Seidel Canby

Walt Whitman, an American

a study in biography.

by Henry Seidel Canby

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.,
  • Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [371]-375.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3231 .C27 1970
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 381 p.
    Number of Pages381
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5313985M
    ISBN 100837134218
    LC Control Number72106663

    Leaves of Grass: A Textual Variorum of the Printed Poems, Walt Whitman $ - $   Dialogues with Walt Whitman for the New American Walt Whitman, America's eternal and greatest poet, returns on the eve of Septem , to pay a visit to his chosen Camerado, Michael Sweda, in order to inspire the completion of a great American work to complement his Leaves Format: NOOK Book (Ebook).

      AMERICAN HARVEST: God, Country, Walt Whitman in My Life, by Mark Doty. (Norton, $) “Whitman wants to be both a sexual radical and a sage,” Doty (himself a . That Walt Whitman, of whom I wrote to you, is the most interesting fact to me at present. I have just read his second edition (which he gave me), and it has done me more good than any reading for a long time. Perhaps I remember best the poem of Walt Whitman, an American, and the Sun-Down Poem.

      If Whitman had never published a line of poetry, he would have still had a remarkably prolific life as a journalist. In the introduction to their book Walt Whitman’s Selected Journalism, scholars Jason Stacy and Douglass A. Noverr note that by the time “Whitman published the first edition of Leaves of Grass in , he had been a journalist for fifteen years.”Author: Philip Eil. Walt Whitman — one of the greatest American poets — died on Ma In remembrance of Walt Whitman, we offer five of his poems that we love from his famed collection LEAVES OF GRASS When I Read the Book.


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