Whitman by Walt Whitman
Poetry and Prose (Library of America College Editions)

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Contains the first and "deathbed" editions of "Leaves of Grass," and virtually all of Whitman's prose, with reminiscences of nineteenth-century New York City, notes on the Civil War, especially his service in Washington hospitals and glimpses of President Lincoln, and attacks on the misuses of national wealth after the war.
 

About Walt Whitman

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Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was born on Long Island and educated in Brooklyn, New York. He served as a printer's devil, journeyman compositor, itinerant schoolteacher, editor, and unofficial nurse to Northern and Southern soldiers.
 
Published May 14, 2014 by Heritage Publishing. 1392 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Callow is as much Whitman's champion here as biographer--but of course there's no better Whitman champion than Whitman himself, who boldly told readers he would "fetch you whoever you are flush with myself."

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In the opening chapter of his affectionate Next Gen-Lost Gen memoir, Time Was Soft There: A Paris Sojourn at Shakespeare & Co (2005), Jeremy Mercer describes the circumstances of his first visit to Whitman's store -- his budding-writer penury, a driving rainstorm, a decision to spend a few precio...

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Seattle PI

"Set a poet to catch a poet" seems to be the principle Princeton University Press used to get prize winning poet C.K.

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The New York Review of Books

Many nights I sat in the hospital by his bedside…—he always liked to have me sit there, but never cared to talk—I shall never forget those nights, it was a curious & solemn scene, the sick & wounded lying around in their cots…& this dear young man close at hand…—I do not know his past life, but w...

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The New York Review of Books

Having already put my stamp on “voluminous” with my 671-page Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, I want in my 152-page Walt Whitman to make my mark on “concise.” Oxford University Press’s Lives and Legacies series, of which my Whitman book is the second volume, has a strict page limit f...

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Spirituality & Practice

Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Walt Whitman (1819-1892) was a great American poet who forged his own mystical religion based on unity, reverence for nature and the human body, the connections between all ...

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Spirituality & Practice

In the whole universe, he believed, there is nothing more divine than humankind, and all of the universe is divine as well."

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HistoryNet

For nearly three years, during the worst of the war, he set aside his literary career to become a hospital visitor in Washington, where he personally ministered to the needs of some 80,000 to 100,000 sick, wounded and lonely soldiers, making an estimated 600 visits to the various hospitals in the...

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Arts Fuse

On Whitman is a meditation on the life and work of the man many claim is the greatest American poet by a very good American poet, and one who is also pretty famously “Whitmanian,” or perhaps it’s “Whitmanesque.” The title seems intended to convey the personal essay quality of the book, published ...

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These two poems by Whitman are part of a compilation, 'Five Borough Songbook' produced by Glen Roven;

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