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Voices & visions. 12, Walt Whitman

Author: Jack Smithie; Peter MacNicol; New York Center for Visual History,
Publisher: District of Columbia : Annenberg Learner, 1988.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The lives and works of 13 renowned American poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews in this inspiring series. Illustrative poems in each program are accompanied by insights into their historical and cultural connections. The series covers the terminology of poetry and the larger role of poets in American and world literature studies. Poets include  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical television programs
Biographies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
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: Jack Smithie; Peter MacNicol; New York Center for Visual History,
OCLC Number: 1052765343
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed August 14, 2018).
Performer(s): Narrator, Peter MacNicol ; the voice of the poet, Galway Kinnel.
Description: 1 online resource (56 min.)
Other Titles: Walt Whitman
Responsibility: a CVH, New York Center for Visual History production ; director, Jack Smithie.

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The lives and works of 13 renowned American poets are interpreted through dramatic readings, archival photographs, dance, performances, and interviews in this inspiring series. Illustrative poems in each program are accompanied by insights into their historical and cultural connections. The series covers the terminology of poetry and the larger role of poets in American and world literature studies. Poets include Langston Hughes, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, and Elizabeth Bishop. Brilliant readings of Whitman's poems demonstrate his American vision and style and vividly convey their poignance and sheer power. Whitman's sources, including Emerson, the King James Bible, opera, and political oratory, are revealed.

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