By Donald D. Kummings
A better half To Walt Whitman is an anthology of 35 unique essays written by means of top students, discussing the cultural and literary context of Whitman's vintage poetry and prose works. From the effect of nineteenth-century pop culture on Whitman and his literature, to the repercussions of the yankee Civil conflict, to the original nuances of the first actual version of "Leaves of Grass", A spouse To Walt Whitman is an erudite exploration of not just the works themselves and their mirrored image of Whitman's period, but in addition the precious insights they impart to provide and destiny generations. hugely recommended.
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Extra info for A companion to Walt Whitman
In November 1863, Walt returned to Brooklyn for a month-long stay; shortly after the visit ended, Andrew died. Even with multiple family problems, a new job, and hospital visitations, Whitman worked on a prose project about his wartime experiences and pitched the idea to James Redpath, publisher of Louisa May Alcott’s Hospital Sketches (1863). He was also developing a collection of poems about the war. The stress of these multiple demands, long hours in the hospitals, and ongoing anxiety about the war and family led to a collapse in Whitman’s health in June 1864.
At his best moments as an editor and chief writer, Whitman loved this printing culture and took great pride in his ability to bring favorable notices and praise to the papers on which he worked.
Tonal graphite drawing by Doug DeVinny. 2005 6:44am A Companion to Walt Whitman Edited by Donald D. Kummings Copyright © 2006 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd 2 Journalism Douglas A. Noverr As an individual working in the printing business, Whitman inaugurated his career in 1831 at age 12 when he began an apprenticeship under Samuel E. Clements, the editor of the Long Island Patriot and a job contract printer. Whitman later recalled that he wrote bit pieces for the Patriot and even managed to place some of his earliest work in the New York City Mirror.