The Routledge Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman

by J.R. LeMaster
     
 

Grade 9 Up-The best reference books fan the flame of student interest, nudging them from the need for an answer to the desire to know more. This encyclopedia does just that and more, covering everything from Whitman's relationship with Dr. Henry Abbott to the Young American Movement. Along with the expected articles on the important influences on his work (Homer,

Overview

Grade 9 Up-The best reference books fan the flame of student interest, nudging them from the need for an answer to the desire to know more. This encyclopedia does just that and more, covering everything from Whitman's relationship with Dr. Henry Abbott to the Young American Movement. Along with the expected articles on the important influences on his work (Homer, the Bible, Ralph Waldo Emerson), there are also entries for the many authors who were influenced by him (James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams). The writing is clear and lively. The book has a handful of black-and-white photos. Complete with a comprehensive chronology and a genealogy, this volume will be useful for students just being introduced to the poet as well as those who have grown to love his work. Libraries owning Gay Wilson Allen's Walt Whitman Handbook (Hendricks) and the Reader's Guide to Walt Whitman (Syracuse Univ., 1997) will still want this important title.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415890571
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
882
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

J. R. LeMaster is Emeritas Professor of English at Baylor University.

Donald D. Kummings is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

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