Walt Whitman: The Contemporary Reviews

Walt Whitman: The Contemporary Reviews

by Kenneth M. Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521453879

ISBN-13: 9780521453875

Pub. Date: 05/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume, a significant contribution to the reception history of Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days, and other works, reproduces the full range of the contemporary reviews of Whitman's various books. Brash and iconoclastic, revered and reviled at various times, Whitman came in for an astonishing array of commentary ranging from sympathy to hostility. Reviews by

Overview

This volume, a significant contribution to the reception history of Leaves of Grass, Specimen Days, and other works, reproduces the full range of the contemporary reviews of Whitman's various books. Brash and iconoclastic, revered and reviled at various times, Whitman came in for an astonishing array of commentary ranging from sympathy to hostility. Reviews by William Dean Howells, Henry James, Oscar Wilde and (writing anonymously) Whitman himself, and a host of other writers clarify much about both the poet and nineteenth-century American culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521453875
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1996
Series:
American Critical Archives Series, #9
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Leaves of Grass (1855); Leaves of Grass (1856); A Child's Reminiscence (1859); Leaves of Grass (1860); Drum-Taps; Leaves of Grass (1867); Poems by Walt Whitman (1868), ed. William Michael Rossetti; Two Rivulets (1876); Leaves of Grass (1881-82); Specimen Days and Collect (1882-83); November Boughs (1888); Complete Poems and Prose (1888); Democratic Vistas, and Other Papers (1888); Good-Bye My Fancy (1891).

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