Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work / Edition 1

Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
1405118180
ISBN-13:
9781405118187
Pub. Date:
08/29/2005
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work / Edition 1

This introductory guide to Walt Whitman weaves together the writer’s life with an examination of his works.

· An innovative introductory guide to Walt Whitman.

· Weaves together the writer’s life with an examination of his works.

· Focuses especially on Whitman’s evolving masterpiece Leaves of Grass.

· Examines the material conditions and products of Whitman’s “scripted life”, including his original manuscripts.

· Investigates Whitman’s “life in print” – his belief that he could literally embody himself in his books.

· Linked to a large electronic archive of Whitman’s work at www.whitmanarchive.org

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405118187
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/29/2005
Series: Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series , #24
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

List of Abbreviations of Whitman’s Works.

Introduction.

1 Growing up in the Age of Accelerating Print: Whitman as Printer, Journalist, Teacher, and Fiction Writer.

2 “Many Manuscript Doings and Undoings”: The Road toward Leaves of Grass.

3 “I Was Chilled with the Cold Types and Cylinder and Wet Paper Between Us”: The First and Second Editions of Leaves of Grass.

4 Intimate Script and the New American Bible: “Calamus” and the Making of the 1860 Leaves of Grass.

5 Blood-Stained Memoranda.

6 Reconstructing Leaves of Grass, Restructuring a Life.

7 Dying into Leaves.

Appendix: What Whitman Left Us.

References.

Index

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