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 best students, discussing the cultural and literary context of Whitman's vintage poetry and prose works. From the effect of nineteenth-century pop culture on Whitman and his literature, to the repercussions of the yank Civil struggle, to the original nuances of the first actual variation of "Leaves of Grass", A significant other 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 offer and destiny generations. hugely recommended.

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1: 124). ’’ Whitman believed in the assimilation of immigrants into American institutions and identity as citizens, and for him, a public, not a parochial, education was the pathway to the immigrants’ separation from the Old World and incorporation into American society. It may well have been that the ‘‘Irish issue’’ and Whitman’s columns on it caused the paper’s owners, Anson Herrick and John F. Ropes, to terminate Whitman as editor (Bergman 1971a: 200), and it may be that Whitman’s sharp criticisms of Tammany Hall exercised too much freedom.

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). ’’ Sunday Mercury, June 10: 1. Reynolds, David S. (1995). Walt Whitman’s America. New York: Knopf. ) (1987). Calamus Lovers: Walt Whitman’s Working Class Camerados. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press. ) (1989). Drum Beats: Walt Whitman’s Civil War Boy Lovers.

After a decade of remarkable literary output that would change the history of poetry, Whitman added just six new poems to the fourth edition of Leaves of Grass (1867). The oddly patched-together book collected under one cover four separate volumes: a re-edited version of Leaves of Grass, Drum-Taps, Sequel to Drum-Taps, and Songs Before Parting, a new section made up of previous poems. In several respects, Whitman turned his attention not to poetry but prose after the war. In response to a Thomas Carlyle critique of democratizing cultural developments, Whitman authored an essay called ‘‘Democracy’’ (1867).

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