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Walt Whitman

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], ©2004.
Series: 6 poets, searching for rhyme and reason.; Core curriculum video libraries (Cambridge educational (Firm)); Core curriculum video library., Language and arts.; Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A self-styled sketch runs, "Walt Whitman, an American, one of the roughs, a kosmos." He could have added journalist, carpenter, nurse, and one of the greatest poets in English. This program presents a unique literary biography, tracing Whitman's childhood, various careers, and the evolution of the masterpiece that proved his lifelong work, Leaves of Grass. A collage of photos, paintings, and manuscripts accompanies  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
History
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Original produced:
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2004
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 709668683
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 12, 2005.
Title from distributor's description.
Description: 1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sound, color, digital.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Iconoclast to Central Poet (1:03) --
Whitman's Early Life and Philosophy (3:12) --
Gathering Material for his Poems (3:28) --
"Leaves of Grass" (4:41) --
Whitman and the Civil War (2:48) --
Whitman's Legacy (4:19).
Series Title: 6 poets, searching for rhyme and reason.; Core curriculum video libraries (Cambridge educational (Firm)); Core curriculum video library., Language and arts.; Films on Demand.
Responsibility: Films for the Humanities & Sciences.

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A self-styled sketch runs, "Walt Whitman, an American, one of the roughs, a kosmos." He could have added journalist, carpenter, nurse, and one of the greatest poets in English. This program presents a unique literary biography, tracing Whitman's childhood, various careers, and the evolution of the masterpiece that proved his lifelong work, Leaves of Grass. A collage of photos, paintings, and manuscripts accompanies excerpts of letters from Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, as well as readings from sections of Leaves of Grass, such as "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Native Moments.

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