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Walt Whitman : an encyclopedia

Author: J R LeMaster; Donald D Kummings
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 1998.
Series: Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 1877.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Walt Whitman fully absorbed 19th-century cultural life, both reflecting and transfiguring it through his remarkable poetry and prose. Regarded as an important philosopher of democracy and a champion of advanced views on sexuality, Whitman is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest American poets and a major figure in world literature.
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Biography Encyclopedias
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R LeMaster; Donald D Kummings
ISBN: 0815318766 9780815318767
OCLC Number: 38573742
Description: xxxiii, 847 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Actors and Actresses American Character The Atlantic Monthly Boston, Massachusetts Willa Cather "Children of Adam" The Civil War "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" Democracy Democratic Vistas Education, Views on Evolution Freedom Human Body Internet, Whitman on the Labor and Laboring Classes Leaves of Grass Libraries (New York) Literature Motherhood Native Americans Nature "O Captain! My Captain!" Opera and Opera Singers Poetic Theory Religion St. Louis, Missouri Sentimentality Sex and Sexuality Short Fiction, Whitman's Slavery and Abolitionism "Song of Myself" The Soul Specimen Days Style and Technique(s) Temperance Movement Thoreau, Henry David Transcendentalism
Series Title: Garland reference library of the humanities, vol. 1877.
Responsibility: editors, J.R. LeMaster, Donald D. Kummings.
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Walt Whitman fully absorbed 19th-century cultural life, both reflecting and transfiguring it through his poetry and prose. This Whitman encyclopaedia presents more than 750 entries in an A-Z format.  Read more...

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