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Author Reynolds, David S., 1948-

Title Walt Whitman's America : a cultural biography / David S. Reynolds.

Published New York : Knopf, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xii, 671 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 594-638) and index.
Contents 1. "Underneath All, Nativity": Literary Genealogy, Literary Geography -- 2. A Brooklyn Boyhood: Sights, Surroundings, Influences -- 3. Dark Passages: Teaching and Early Authorship -- 4. Mannahatta: The Literary Marketplace and Urban Reality -- 5. "The United States Need Poets": The Political and Social Crisis -- 6. American Performances: Theater, Oratory, Music -- 7. "Sex Is the Root of It All": Eroticism and Gender -- 8. Earth, Body, Soul: Science and Religion -- 9. Toward a Popular Aesthetic: The Visual Arts -- 10. "I Contain Multitudes": The First Edition of Leaves of Grass -- 11. "The Murderous Delays": In Search of an Audience -- 12. Brotherly Love, National War: Into the 1860s -- 13. "My Book and the War Are One": The Washington Years -- 14. Reconstructing a Nation, Reconstructing a Poet: Postbellum Institutions -- 15. The Burden of Atlas: The New America -- 16. The Pope of Mickle Street: The Final Years.
Subject Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892.
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
United States -- Civilization -- 19th century.
ISBN 0394580230 : $35.00 ($49.00 Can.)