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Critical essays on Walt Whitman

Author: James Leslie Woodress
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, ©1983.
Series: Critical essays on American literature.
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Provides critical analysis of Whitman's works. The first section gives a representative sampling of the controversy that swirled about him during the period when Leaves of Grass was a new book.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Critical essays on Walt Whitman.
Boston, Mass. : G.K. Hall, ©1983
(OCoLC)557877000
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Leslie Woodress
ISBN: 0816186324 9780816186327
OCLC Number: 8689019
Description: ix, 338 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Reviews and other early reactions --
Essays and other forms of criticism. Reviews And Other Early Reactions --
[Emerson Writes Whitman] / R.W. Emerson --
[The Inital Review of Leaves of Grass] / [Charles A. Dana] --
["a curious and lawless collection"] / [Charles Eliot Norton] --
["well worth going ... to buy it"] / [Edward Everett Hale] --
[Whitman Reviews Himself] / [Walt Whitman] --
[A New York Journalist Finds Whitman a Scurvy Fellow] / [Rufus Griswold] --
[The Boston Intelligencer Seconds Griswold] / Anonymous --
[Whitman Victim of "the depravity of public taste"] / Anonymous --
[The New York Daily Times is both Attracted and Repelled] / [William Swinton] --
[A Selection from His Autobiography] / Moncure D. Conway --
[A Selection from His Journals] / Bronson Alcott --
[A Letter about Whitman] / Henry David Thoreau --
["as unacquainted with art, as a hog is with mathematics"] / Anonymous --
["a pregnant text-book ... minted gold"] / [William J. Fox] --
["unmixed and hopeless drivel"] / Anonymous --
["the genuine stuff in this man"] / Anonymous --
["these foul and rank leaves"] / Anonymous --
["a herculean fellow ... with an entire gold mine"] / Anonymous --
The Good Gray Poet: A Vindication / William Douglas O'Connor --
[A Young Novelist Fails to Appreciate Drum-Taps] / William Dean Howells --
[Another Fledgling Novelist Disparages Drum-Taps] / Henry James --
[An Enthusiastic Reaction from Germany] / Ferdinand Freiligrath --
[A Mixed Review from France] / Therese Bentzon --
[The Good Gray Poet Lionized] / Anonymous --
[An Ovation in Boston] / Anonymous --
["we are presented with the slop-bucket of Walt Whitman"] / Anonymous. Essays And Other Forms Of Criticism --
"Walt Whitman" / Robert Buchanan --
[Whitman's English Editor Writes a Friend] / William Michael Rossetti --
"An Englishwoman's Estimate of Walt Whitman" / Anne Gilchrist --
Notes on Walt Whitman as Poet and Person / John Burroughs --
"The Poet of Democracy: Walt Whitman" / Edward Dowden --
"The Gospel According to Walt Whitman" / Robert Louis Stevenson --
[An Important American Critic Views Whitman] / Edmund Clarence Stedman --
["I differ from him utterly"] / Sidney Lanier --
[A Letter to Robert Bridges] / Gerard Manly Hopkins --
Walt Whitman, Chapter III: Analysis of Poems, Continued / Richard Maurice Bucke --
[A Student Visits Walt Whitman in 1886] / C. Sadakichi Hartmann --
"To Walt Whitman in America" / Algernon Charles Swinburne --
"Whitmania" / Algernon Charles Swinburne --
[The Years Work a Change] / William Dean Howells --
[Spoken at Whitman's Funeral] / Robert G. Ingersoll --
[A British Critic Probes Whitman's Treatment of Love] / John Addington Symonds --
["sometimes sublime, sometimes ridiculous"] / Willa Cather --
"The Poetry of Barbarism" / George Santayana --
"The Religion of Healthy-Mindedness" / William James --
"What I Feel about Walt Whitman" / Ezra Pound --
"The Form: Constructive Principles" / Basil de Selincourt --
"Whitman" / D.H. Lawrence --
"Explication de Texte Applied to Walt Whitman's 'Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking'" / Leo Spitzer --
"Poetry: The Art" / Stanley Burnshaw --
"Walt Whitman: He Had His Nerve" / Randall Jarrell --
"Walt Whitman and the American Tradition" / Floyd Stovall --
[An Analysis of "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"] / Richard Chase --
[An Analysis of "Song of Myself"] / Malcolm Cowley --
"There was a child" / Edwin Haviland Miller --
"The Realm of Whitman's Ideas: Nature" / Gay Wilson Allen --
"The Care and Feeding of Long Poems: The American Epic from Barlow to Berryman" / James E. Miller, Jr. --
"Emerson, Whitman, and the Paradox of Self-Reliance" / Jerome Loving --
"Nationalism vs. Internationalism in Leaves of Grass" / Roger Asselineau.
Series Title: Critical essays on American literature.
Responsibility: [edited by] James Woodress.

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Provides critical analysis of Whitman's works. The first section gives a representative sampling of the controversy that swirled about him during the period when Leaves of Grass was a new book.

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