Walt Whitman, bard of the West

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Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892., Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biogr
StatementEmily S. Hamblen.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3231 .H4 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4730553M
ISBN 100849252385
LC Control Number78018740
OCLC/WorldCa3933324

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Walt Whitman: Bard Of The West Paperback – Septem by Emily S. Hamblen (Author)Author: Emily S. Hamblen. In the early fall ofWalt Whitman wrote and published three anonymous reviews of the first edition ofLeaves of Grass, a bold and audacious move intended not only to generate publicity for his book but also to instruct critics and potential readers on how they were to receive it.

By far the boldest and most audacious moment in all three of these reviews occurs when Whitman refers to himself as “the true American poet.

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Walt Whitman was described as “Bard of Democracy”. He got such title not because he was an influential politician, but because of the philosophical ideologies that he reflected in his poems. He was into the abolition of slavery, and he also supported women’s property rights and equality in.

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William Shakespeare is the Bard of English Literature. Walt Whitman feels as if he is just as great as Shakespeare, perhaps even greater. Although one of America's greatest self-promoters of that era, Walt Whitman was a conceited man.

Whitman sees himself as the voice of America. Walt Whitman’s Guide to a Thriving Democracy. America had a mind shaped by its Founders, but the country needed the poet to discover its spirit.

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The extraordinary and truthful image of Whitman that haunts our country, the vision of the compassionate, unpaid, volunteer wound-dresser, comforting young men in pain, soothing the dying, is the climax of Paul Zweig’s new book on how the man Walter Whitman, Jr.

With Walt Whitman, Himself immerses you in the life and times of the poet called "America's bard," with over period images and text that includes extensive quotes by Walt Whitman and his family and friends (and enemies).

Explore the fascinating roots of his great work: a family harrowed by alcoholism and mental illness; the bloody Civil War; burgeoning, brawling Manhattan and.

The poetry of the “Bard of Democracy,” as America came to call our great poet Walt Whitman, is filled with music--melodic phrases, lyrical imagery, cadences that build and reverberate. Composers around the world have responded to Whitman’s vast canon of poems, giving us.

What Is the Grass is a study of Walt Whitman and his oeuvre, most notably his 19th-century poetry collection, Leaves of Grass. But for the award-winning gay poet Doty, textual analysis of the.

The book condenses nine volumes of conversations that the poet held over the last four years of his life with Horace Traubel, his neighbor in Camden. Walt Whitman was born on May 31 st, in West Hills, a village near Hempstead in Long Island, New York. His mother, Louisa Van Velsor was a farmer, while his father, Walter Whitman was a carpenter.

The family moved to Brooklyn where Walt attended school. With these lines, a then unknown Walt Whitman introduced himself to the literary world of his day. Inat his own expense, he published a book called Leaves of Grass. Of the copies printed, almost none were sold.

But in time, this small book, just 95 pages long, would alter the course of world literature. “An American bard at last!” he declared of himself in an anonymous review. Literary society was not quite ready for Walt Whitman when his transformative volume, Leaves of.

Calling himself “the Bard of Democracy”, Whitman broke the mold in his prolific writings – calling for equality, inclusivity and a more humanist world for all to live in.

Installation view of Walt Whitman’s Words: Inspiring Artists Today at the Center for Book Arts through Decem ©Center for Book Arts One of America's most influential and innovative poets, Walt Whitman (–92) worked as a teacher, journalist, and volunteer nurse during the Civil War.

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A statue of Walt Whitman, one of America’s most famous and influential poets, has come under fire at Rutgers University-Camden, where a petition demands his statue be removed. The statue, featured prominently in the center of campus, pays homage to the author of the seminal work “Leaves of Grass,” as the poet lived in Camden upon his.