The Cambridge Introduction to Walt Whitman

The Cambridge Introduction to Walt Whitman

by M. Jimmie Killingsworth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521670942

ISBN-13: 9780521670944

Pub. Date: 03/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Walt Whitman is one of the most innovative and influential American poets of the nineteenth century. Focusing on his masterpiece Leaves of Grass, this book provides a foundation for the study of Whitman as an experimental poet, a radical democrat, and a historical personality in the era of the American Civil War, the growth of the great cities, and the westward

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Walt Whitman is one of the most innovative and influential American poets of the nineteenth century. Focusing on his masterpiece Leaves of Grass, this book provides a foundation for the study of Whitman as an experimental poet, a radical democrat, and a historical personality in the era of the American Civil War, the growth of the great cities, and the westward expansion of the United States. Always a controversial and important figure, Whitman continues to attract the admiration of poets, artists, critics, political activists, and readers around the world. Those studying his work for the first time will find this an invaluable book. Alongside close readings of the major texts, chapters on Whitman's biography, the history and culture of his time, and the critical reception of his work provide a comprehensive understanding of Whitman and of how he has become such a central figure in the American literary canon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521670944
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2007
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature Series
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. Life; 2. Context; 3. Works; 4. Reception; Guide to further reading.

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