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Title The Cambridge companion to Walt Whitman / edited by Ezra Greenspan.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.


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Physical description xiv, 234 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge companions to literature.
Cambridge companions to literature.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-226) and index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chronology of Whitman's Life -- 1. Introduction / Ezra Greenspan -- 2. "As If I Were With You" - The Performance of Whitman's Poetry / Stephen Railton -- 3. Fratricide and Brotherly Love: Whitman and the Civil War / M. Wynn Thomas -- 4. Reading Whitman's Postwar Poetry / James Perrin Warren -- 5. Politics and Poetry: Leaves of Grass and the Social Crisis of the 1850s / David S. Reynolds -- 6. Some Remarks on the Poetics of "Participle-Loving Whitman" / Ezra Greenspan -- 7. "Being a Woman ... I Wish to Give My Own View": Some Nineteenth-Century Women's Responses to the 1860 Leaves of Grass / Sherry Ceniza -- 8. Appearing in Print: Illustrations of the Self in Leaves of Grass / Ed Folsom -- 9. "I Sing the Body Electric": Isadora Duncan, Whitman, and the Dance / Ruth L. Bohan -- 10. Walt Whitman: Precipitant of the Modern / Alan Trachtenberg -- 11. Borges's "Song of Myself" / Fernando Alegria -- Whitman's Writings.
Summary The essays brought together here examine a variety of contemporary issues in Whitman's life and art. Featuring a multiplicity of approaches, the collection mirrors at once the diversity of contemporary scholarship and the complex identity of the poet himself.
Other author Greenspan, Ezra.
Subject Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Variant Title Walt Whitman.
Cambridge companion to Whitman.
ISBN 0521448077 (paperback)
0521443431 (hardback)