- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This comprehensive, original portrait of the life and work of one of America's greatest poets--set in the social, cultural, and political context of his time--considers the full range of writings by and about Whitman, his early poems and stories, his conversations, letters, journals, newspaper writings, and daybooks. "A remarkably informative biography."--The New York Times Book Review.
"Exhaustive...fascinating...an evocative portrait."
--Washington Post Book World
"Reynolds stands alone in showing, almost day by day, the finest roots of Whitman's genius...His scholarship lights Whitman from within."
|1||"Underneath All, Nativity": Literary Genealogy, Literary Geography||7|
|2||A Brooklyn Boyhood: Sights, Surroundings, Influences||30|
|3||Dark Passages: Teaching and Early Authorship||52|
|4||Mannahatta: The Literary Marketplace and Urban Reality||81|
|5||"The United States Need Poets": The Political and Social Crisis||111|
|6||American Performances: Theater, Oratory, Music||154|
|7||"Sex Is the Root of It All": Eroticism and Gender||194|
|8||Earth, Body, Soul: Science and Religion||235|
|9||Toward a Popular Aesthetic: The Visual Arts||279|
|10||"I Contain Multitudes": The First Edition of Leaves of Grass||306|
|11||"The Murderous Delays": In Search of an Audience||339|
|12||Brotherly Love, National War: Into the 1860s||383|
|13||"My Book and the War Are One": The Washington Years||413|
|14||Reconstructing a Nation, Reconstructing a Poet: Postbellum Institutions||448|
|15||The Burden of Atlas: The New America||495|
|16||The Pope of Mickle Street: The Final Years||546|