A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman
Edited by David S. Reynolds
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Historical Guide to Walt Whitman by David S. Reynolds
Book DescriptionFew authors are so well suited to historical study as Whitman, who is widely considered America's greatest poet. This Guide combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Whitman's diverse contexts. The essays explore dimensions of Whitman's dynamic relationship to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual mores, the visual arts, and the idea of democracy. The poet who emerges from this volume is no "solitary singer," distanced from his culture, but what he himself called "the age transfigured," fully enmeshed in his times and addressing issues that are still vital today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195120820
(209mm x 139mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David S. Reynolds
Lincoln's Selected Writings, Paperback (January 2015)
Bancroft-Prize winning scholar David S. Reynolds introduces a broad selection of Abraham Lincoln's writings-from earliest days through to his last.
Mightier Than the Sword, Paperback (January 2013)
"Fascinating ... a lively and perceptive cultural history." -Annette Gordon-Reed, The New Yorker
Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, Hardback (May 2005)
Features a great American poem. This book includes an afterword by Whitman authority David Reynolds, in which he discusses the 1855 edition, in its social and cultural contexts. It also includes an appendix. It is useful for fans of Whitman and lovers of American poetry.
Walt Whitman, Hardback (January 2005)» View all books by David S. Reynolds
Walt Whitman is one of the first volumes in the Lives and Legacies series on notable figures inspired by the Very Short Introductions series. Award winning author, David Reynolds, offers a book that comcisely places this influencial American poet in his historical contexts.
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Author Biography - David S. Reynolds
David S. Reynolds is Distinguished Professor of American Literature at Baruch College in New York. His publications include Walt Whitman's America: A Cultural Biography (1995).
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