A companion to Walt Whitman by Donald D. Kummings

By Donald D. Kummings

A better half To Walt Whitman is an anthology of 35 unique essays written via prime students, discussing the cultural and literary context of Whitman's vintage poetry and prose works. From the impact of nineteenth-century pop culture on Whitman and his literature, to the repercussions of the yank Civil warfare, to the original nuances of the first actual variation of "Leaves of Grass", A spouse To Walt Whitman is an erudite exploration of not just the works themselves and their mirrored image of Whitman's period, but additionally the precious insights they impart to provide and destiny generations. hugely recommended.

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There are numerous noble reforms that have yet to be pressed upon the world. People are to be schooled, in opposition perhaps to their long established ways of thought . . and each paper, however humble, may do good in the ranks. , 2: 70–71). Whitman laid the blame on society not demanding and expecting more from journalists and settling instead for entertainment and novelty. In assessing the state of affairs, Whitman saw political parties utilizing journalism for the purpose of securing office holding and furthering party partisanship.

1983). Review of Leaves of Grass. ), Critical Essays on Walt Whitman. Boston: G. K. Hall, pp. 25–6. Kaplan, Justin (1980). Walt Whitman: A Life. New York: Simon & Schuster. Krieg, Joann P. (1998). A Whitman Chronology. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. LeMaster, J. R. and Kummings, Donald D. ) (1998). Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing. Loving, Jerome (1999). Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself. Berkeley: University of California Press. 2005 6:43am 26 Gregory Eiselein Menken, Adah Isaacs (1860).

References and Further Reading Allen, Gay Wilson (1985). The Solitary Singer: A Critical Biography of Walt Whitman. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Asselineau, Roger (1999). The Evolution of Walt Whitman: An Expanded Edition. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press. Griswold, Rufus W. (1983). Review of Leaves of Grass. ), Critical Essays on Walt Whitman. Boston: G. K. Hall, pp. 25–6. Kaplan, Justin (1980). Walt Whitman: A Life. New York: Simon & Schuster. Krieg, Joann P. (1998). A Whitman Chronology.

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