A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (Historical Guides to by David S. Reynolds PDF

By David S. Reynolds

ISBN-10: 0195120817

ISBN-13: 9780195120813

ISBN-10: 142376000X

ISBN-13: 9781423760009

Few authors are so well matched to ancient learn as Whitman, who's extensively thought of America's maximum poet. This advisor combines modern cultural reports and ancient scholarship to light up Whitman's different contexts. The essays discover dimensions of Whitman's dynamic dating to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual mores, the visible arts, and the belief of democracy. The poet who emerges from this quantity isn't any "solitary singer," distanced from his tradition, yet what he himself referred to as "the age transfigured," absolutely enmeshed in his instances and addressing matters which are nonetheless important this day.

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At this time, Whitman was living with his parents and siblings in Brooklyn in a house on Myrtle Street. From his print shop, he issued a short-lived guidebook, The Salesman's and Traveller's Di- A Brief Biography 25 rectory for Long Island, and he wrote Long Island sketches for William Cullen Bryant's Evening Post. A familiar presence in the studios of local artists and sculptors, he was elected president of the Brooklyn Art Union. In March 1851, he gave an address to the group arguing the need for aesthetic appreciation in an increasingly materialistic age.

William Thayer and Charles Eldridge to Whitman, letter of February 10,1860. Feinberg Collection, Library of Congress. 63. LGC, 310. 64. WWC, III:95. 65. PW,II:429. 66. "First O Songs for a Prelude," LGC, 281. 67. PW,I:6o. 68. PW,II:5o8. 69. Peter Doyle to Whitman, letter of September 27, 1868. Morgan Library (New York). 70. WWC, IV:195. 71. WWC, III:543. 72. NUPM, II:888-89. 73. TC, V:72. 74. TC, I:247. 75. PW,II:370. 76. Oliver Stevens to James R. Osgood, letter of March 1, 1882. Feinberg Collection, Library of Congress.

Osgood, letter of March 1, 1882. Feinberg Collection, Library of Congress. 1 But Whitman was a poet embedded in his times, and his times—not unlike our own—were a period of intense disagreement about the significance and importance of racial difference. His career demonstrates his struggle with his times—and with himself—over the issue of race in the United States, and, because of that, his work offers important insight into the ongoing struggle in America to create a unified society that nonetheless maintains and celebrates its diversity.

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