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
|Series:||Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series , #24|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.43(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Abbreviations of Whitman’s Works.
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.