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A companion to Walt Whitman

Author: Donald D Kummings
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2006.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 40.
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Comprising 35 original essays written by leading scholars, this Companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-ranging and in-depth guide to one of America's greatest poets. The volume makes the best  Read more...


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Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald D Kummings
ISBN: 9781405120937 1405120932
OCLC Number: 184969256
Description: xiii, 607 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Notes on Contributors. List of Illustrations. Abbreviations of Standard Whitman Works. Introduction: Donald D. Kummings (University of Wisconsin-Parkside). Part I: The Life. 1 Whitman's Life and Work, 1819-92: Gregory Eiselein (Kansas State University). Part II: The Cultural Context. 2 Journalism: Douglas A. Noverr (Michigan State University). 3 The City: William Pannapacker (Hope College, Michigan). 4 Labor and Laborers: M. Wynn Thomas (University of Wales Swansea). 5 Politics: Gary Wihl (Rice University). 6 Oratory: J. R. LeMaster (Baylor University). 7 Slavery and Race: Martin Klammer (Luther College). 8 Nation and Identity: Eldrid Herrington (University College Dublin). 9 A Theory of Organic Democracy: Stephen John Mack (University of Southern California). 10 Imperialism: Walter Grunzweig (Universitat Dortmund). 11 Sexuality: Maire Mullins (Pepperdine University). 12 Gender: Sherry Ceniza (Texas Tech University). 13 Religion and the Poet-Prophet: David Kuebrich (George Mason University). 14 Science and Pseudoscience: Harold Aspiz (California State University, Long Beach). 15 Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture: Brett Barney (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). 16 Opera and Other Kinds of Music: Kathy Rugoff (University of North Carolina at Wilmington). 17 Nineteenth-century Visual Culture: Ed Folsom (The University of Iowa). 18 Civil War: Luke Mancuso (St. John's University). 19 Nature: M. Jimmie Killingsworth (Texas A&M University). 20 Death and the Afterlife: William J. Scheick (University of Texas at Austin). 21 Twentieth-century Mass Media Appearances: Kenneth M. Price (University of Nebraska- Lincoln) and Andrew Jewell (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). Part III: The Literary Context. 22 Language: Tyler Hoffman (Rutgers University). 23 Style: James Perrin Warren (Washington and Lee University). 24 Literary Contemporaries: Joann P. Krieg (Hofstra University). 25 Publishing History of Leaves: Amanda Gailey (University of Nebraska). 26 The Poet's Reception and Legacy: Andrew C. Higgins (Louisiana Tech University). Part IV: Texts. Works of Poetry. 27 The First (1855) Edition of Leaves of Grass: Edward Whitley (Lehigh University). 28 "Song of Myself": Kerry C. Larson (University of Michigan). 29 "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry": James Dougherty (University of Notre Dame). 30 "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking": Howard Nelson (Cayuga Community College). 31 "Live Oak, with Moss," "Children of Adam," and "Calamus": Steven Olsen-Smith (Boise State University). 32 Civil War Poems in "Drum-Taps" and "Memories of President Lincoln": Ted Genoways (editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review). Prose Works. 33 Democratic Vistas: Robert Leigh Davis (Wittenberg University). 34 Specimen Days: Martin G. Murray (Commodity Futures Trading Commission). 35 The Prose Writings: Selected Secondary Sources: Donald D. Kummings (University of Wisconsin-Parkside). Index
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 40.
Other Titles: Walt Whitman
Responsibility: edited by Donald D. Kummings.
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