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Correspondence by Walt Whitman
Book DescriptionGeneral Series Editors: Gay Wilson Allen and Sculley Bradley Originally published between 1961 and 1984, and now available in paperback for the first time, the critically acclaimed Collected Writings of Walt Whitman captures every facet of one of America's most important poets. In discussing letter-writing, Whitman made his own views clear. Simplicity and naturalness were his guidelines. "I like my letters to be personal-very personal-and then stop." The six volumes in The Correspondence comprise nearly 3,000 letters written over a half century, revealing Whitman the person as no other documents can. This volume, together with Volume V, covers the last seven years of Whitman's life, giving an almost day-by-day account of his long struggle with various ailments, his stoical acceptance of constant pain, but also his continuing energy. This period saw his supervision and publication of two complete editions of Leaves of Grass, as well as November Boughs and Good-bye My Fancy. Although Whitman himself admitted that many of his later poems were "pot boilers," designed primarily to make money, his recognition and popularity continued to grow as his health declined. His poems were printed seemingly everywhere and the volume of critical commentary increased. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Whitman did not suffer from neglect of indifference.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814794241
(6466mm x 4531mm x 25mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Walt Whitman
Manly Health and Training with Off-Hand Hints Towards Their Conditions, Paperback / softback (May 2016)
Written by Walt Whitman under the pseudonym Mose Velsor, and originally published in the New York Atlas between 1858-1860, Manly Health and Training is a series of Whitman essays on topics such as diet, exercise, aging, stress, and medicine. These previously unknown Whitman essays were rediscovered in the summer of 2015.
Leaves of Grass, Paperback (August 2015)
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Song of Myself, Paperback (August 2015)» View all books by Walt Whitman
Presenting an American epic poem, and a catalogue of nineteenth-century American life of all ages and races, this volume features rhythms and images, and its inclusive, praiseful joy.
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Author Biography - Walt Whitman
Edwin Haviland Miller was Professor of English at New York University.
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