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Song of myself : with a complete commentary

Author: Walt Whitman; Ed Folsom; Christopher Merrill
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Iowa Whitman series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers the most comprehensive and detailed reading to date of Song of Myself. One of the most distinguished critics in Whitman Studies, Ed Folsom, and one of the nation's most prominent writers and literary figures, Christopher Merrill, carry on a dialog with Whitman, and with each other, section by section, as they invite readers to enter into the conversation about how the poem develops, moves,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American poetry
Poetry
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Whitman; Ed Folsom; Christopher Merrill
ISBN: 9781609384654 1609384652
OCLC Number: 946463092
Description: vii, 193 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Iowa Whitman series.
Responsibility: Walt Whitman ; introduction and commentary by Ed Folsom and Christopher Merrill.

Abstract:

"This book offers the most comprehensive and detailed reading to date of Song of Myself. One of the most distinguished critics in Whitman Studies, Ed Folsom, and one of the nation's most prominent writers and literary figures, Christopher Merrill, carry on a dialog with Whitman, and with each other, section by section, as they invite readers to enter into the conversation about how the poem develops, moves, improvises, and surprises. Instead of picking and choosing particular passages to support a reading of the poem, Folsom and Merrill take Whitman at his word and interact with "every atom" of his work. The book presents Whitman's final version of the poem, arranged in fifty-two sections; each section is followed by Folsom's detailed critical examination of the passage, and then Merrill offers a poet's perspective, suggesting broader contexts for thinking about both the passage in question and the entire poem"--

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