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Walt Whitman"s America

David S. Reynolds

Walt Whitman"s America

A Cultural Biography

by David S. Reynolds

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Published by Tandem Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Biography / Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatUnknown Binding
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9811612M
    ISBN 101417719281
    ISBN 109781417719280

      W hen Walt Whitman was born, in , democracy had existed in America for less than 50 years—it was still a new experiment. During the time that he was growing up and developing as a poet, he witnessed a tremendous amount of change in the country —industrialization, the development of steamships, factories, railroads, telegraphs, and telegrams; the rise of cities, rapid population growth Author: Daniel Ross Goodman. Walt Whitman ( - ) is one of American's most famous poets. He was considered a humanist; believing that the value of human beings, individually and together, held primacy over established practices, faiths and doctrines. Whitman embraced intuition and emotion over rationality, and became a great contributor to the genre of writing known.

    American literature and culture are inconceivable without the towering presence of Walt Whitman. Expansive, ecstatic, original in ways that continue to startle and to elicit new discoveries, Whitman’s poetry is a testament to the surging energies of 19th-century America and a monument to the transforming power of literary genius. Walt Whitman's words feel like an optimistic presence. I Hear America Singing is the depiction of America as an energetic nation that is progressing with mirth. In the poem, Whitman presents "the varied carols" of different occupations - male and masculine rendition of work comes first, followed with the feminine gentleness; gentleness and delicate intricacies of the "carols /5.

      Winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Ambassador Book Award and Finalist for the National for the Book Critics Circle Award In his poetry Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Walt Whitman (Walter Whitman), –92, American poet, b. West Hills, N.Y. Considered by many to be the greatest of all American poets, Walt Whitman celebrated the freedom and dignity of the individual and sang the praises of democracy and the brotherhood of man.


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In his poetry, Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America, and in so doing, heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, for it places the poet securely within the political and cultural context of his age.

He salutes America Walt Whitmans America book the "grand, sane, towering, seated Mother," who is "chair'd in the adamant of Time." This short poem is a reassertion of the poet's faith in the destiny of the American nation.

It demonstrates his love of the masses, his devotion to democracy, and his belief that in responding to the call of a democratic process, America. Born onWalt Whitman is the author of Leaves of Grass and, along with Emily Dickinson, is considered one of the architects of a uniquely American poetic voice.

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Walt Whitman was an American poet whose verse collection 'Leaves of Born:   Walt Whitman, American poet, journalist and essayist whose verse collection Leaves of Grass, first published inis a landmark in the history of American literature. His aim was to transcend traditional epics and to eschew normal aesthetic form.

Walt Whitman in Brooklyn, N.Y., September (New York Public Library) He’s more the father of empty celebrity than of the Democratic spirit I n its May issue, The Atlantic published what may be.

WALT WHITMAN'S AMERICA: A Cultural Biography User Review - Kirkus. This absorbing portrait of America's greatest poetic personality contains multitudes, all right.

It opens onto a vast panorama of. Brilliantly researched, captivatingly told, Walt Whitman’s America is a triumphant work of scholarship that breathes new life into the biographical genre. About Walt Whitman’s America Winner of the Bancroft Prize and the Ambassador Book Award and.

This Library of America edition is the most comprehensive volume of the work of Walt Whitman ever published. It includes his poetry and what he considered his complete prose. It is also the only collection that includes, in exactly the form in which it appeared inthe first edition of Leaves of Grass.

This was the book, a commercial failure, which prompted Emerson’s famous message to Whitman: “I greet. Walt Whitman (), with his innovative free verse and celebration of the American landscape, made his poetry a sort of literary declaration of independence, seeking to move away from the literary tradition associated with the Old World and forge a new, distinctly American literature.

Below are ten of Whitman’s greatest poems which demonstrate how he did this. Walt Whitman’s America: a Cultural Biography by David S. Reynolds “Not only the best book on Whitman in over a generation, but also one of the most valuable.

Walt Whitman was primarily concerned with America, democracy, common people, and equality, but his work is also a celebration of same-sex love. If you don’t think Walt Whitman was the best American poet in history, you can at least consider him the most American poet out of the : Santiago Gonzalez.

Walt Whitman's America was a mess. is a Walt Whitman scholar who teaches at New York University. Her works include an edition of "Leaves of Grass," a book introducing children to Whitman Author: Karen Karbiener.

Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography by Reynolds, David S. () Hardcover Hardcover – January 1, by/5(30). Professor David Reynolds talked about his recent book, Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, published by Alfred A.

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Our high-quality books educate readers in the rich, colorful history of American and world coinage, paper currency, tokens, and medals, and teach how to build great collections. Price examines Whitman's own writings as well as those of writers who were influenced by him, paying particular attention to Whitman's legacies for an ethnically and sexually diverse America.

He focuses on fictional works by Edith Wharton, D. H. Lawrence, John Dos Cited by: 6.Walt Whitman: Words For America tells the story of the great writer, Walt Whitman, and includes details of his life that are little known, such as his time serving as a civil war nurse.

This books absolutely beautiful illustrations tell the stories more vividly than the words do, and thats a feat in itself/5.Walt Whitman has books on Goodreads with ratings.

Walt Whitman’s most popular book is Leaves of Grass.