Written for this volume by an international team of distinguished Whitman scholars, these essays address a wide range of contemporary issues in his life and art through varying approaches. The volume includes a chronology of Whitman's life and suggestions for further reading.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Companions to Literature Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)|
Table of Contents
List of illustrations; List of contributors; Chronology of Whitman's life; 1. Introduction Ezra Greenspan; 2. 'As if I were with you' - the performance of Whitman's poetry Stephen Railton; 3. Fratricide and brotherly love: Whitman and the Civil War M. Wynn Thomas; 4. Reading Whitman's post-war poetry James Perrin Warren; 5. Politics and poetry: Leaves of Grass and the social crisis of the 1850s David S. Reynolds; 6. Some remarks on the poetics of 'Participle-loving Whitman' Ezra Greenspan; 7. 'Being a woman … I wish to give my own view': some nineteenth-century women's responses to the 1860 Leaves of Grass Sherry Ceniza; 8. Appearing in print: illustrations of the self in Leaves of Grass Ed Folsom; 9. 'I sing the body electric': Isadora Duncan, Whitman and the dance Ruth L. Bohan; 10. Walt Whitman: precipitant of the modern Alan Trachtenberg; 11. Borges's 'Song of myself' Fernando Alegría; Suggestions for further reading; Index; Whitman's writings.