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Walt Whitman In Washington D C

Author : Garrett Peck
ISBN : 9781626199736
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Walt Whitman was already famous for Leaves of Grass when he journeyed to the nation's capital at the height of the Civil War to find his brother George, a Union officer wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Whitman eventually served as a volunteer "hospital missionary," making more than six hundred hospital visits and serving over eighty thousand sick and wounded soldiers in the next three years. With the 1865 publication of Drum-Taps, Whitman became poet laureate of the Civil War, aligning his legacy with that of Abraham Lincoln. He remained in Washington until 1873 as a federal clerk, engaging in a dazzling literary circle and fostering his longest romantic relationship, with Peter Doyle. Author Garrett Peck details the definitive account of Walt Whitman's decade in the nation's capital.

The Better Angel

Author : Roy Morris
ISBN : 019514709X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The first full account of Whitman's Civil War years sheds new light on the man, his poetry, and the treatment of the war's sick and wounded.

Helle Tage

Author : Michael Cunningham
ISBN : 9783641146894
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Eine furiose Hommage an eine einzigartige Stadt – an New York City. Der preisgekrönte Autor Michael Cunningham erzählt drei Geschichten aus drei Jahrhunderten, die auf raffinierte Weise miteinander verflochten sind, unter anderem durch die Verse Walt Whitmans, des großen romantischen Dichters Amerikas. Ein kunstvoller, immens vergnüglicher, ungewöhnlicher Roman über die verwundete amerikanische Seele und den unverbrüchlichen Lebensmut, der die Menschen dieser Stadt seit jeher prägt.

The Correspondence 1842 1867

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9780814794210
Genre : Literary Collections
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General Series Editors: Gay Wilson Allen and Sculley Bradley Originally published between 1961 and 1984, and now available in paperback for the first time, the critically acclaimed Collected Writings of Walt Whitman captures every facet of one of America’s most important poets. In discussing letter-writing, Whitman made his own views clear. Simplicity and naturalness were his guidelines. “I like my letters to be personal—very personal—and then stop.” The six volumes in The Correspondence comprise nearly 3,000 letters written over a half century, revealing Whitman the person as no other documents can. Volume I includes the poet’s correspondence from Washington, DC, during the Civil War, where he nursed wounded and dying soldiers. In letters to his mother, Whitman describes the suffering and sorrow he encountered in unsanitary hospitals. He wrote to the parents of soldiers and offered hope—or consolation at the loss of an unsung hero. Soldiers who recovered and left the hospitals often wrote to Whitman, and he replied with friendly advice and paternal solicitude. As Whitman himself admitted, rarely was his heart so engaged as in these hospital scenes and war letters, which, like his greatest poems, reflect his characteristic themes—love and death.

Civil War Poetry And Prose

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9780486112121
Genre : Poetry
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Poems, letters, and prose from the war years include "O Captain! My Captain!" "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "Adieu to a Soldier," and many other moving works.

Memoranda During The War

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9781557091321
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The poet recounts his experiences as a volunteer working in Union Army hospitals during the Civil War

Leaves Of Grass

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000111803
Genre : Poetry
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Sensual poetry from the 18th century. Come, said my soul, Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one, ) That should I after return, Or, long, long hence, in other spheres, There to some group of mates the chants resuming, (Tallying Earth's soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves, ) Ever with pleas'd smile I may keep on, Ever and ever yet the verses owning--as, first, I here and now Signing for Soul and Body, set to them my nam

Prose Works 1892

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9780814794289
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General Series Editors: Gay Wilson Allen and Sculley Bradley Originally published between 1961 and 1984, and now available in paperback for the first time, the critically acclaimed Collected Writings of Walt Whitman captures every facet of one of America's most important poets. The two-volume set of Prose Works 1892 proves that Whitman's prose has a quality no less original and distinctive than his poetry. Originally written and published as newspaper dispatches, Specimen Days is a collection of Whitman’s on-the-spot notes of his experiences as a volunteer nurse in the hospitals in and around Washington during the Civil War. It contains, too, his nature studies, jotted down at the Stafford Farm near Camden during the years of convalescence after his paralysis in 1873. In these records of his observations, Whitman’s love and devoted care of the individual soldiers overshadow his concern for the course of the war itself and his interest in its major personalities. He sees, above all else, the wounded men in front of him, and these he describes in the simple, direct language that unmistakably marks his poetry as well.

The Poems Of Walt Whitman

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9781456612214
Genre : History
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The Poems of Walt Whitman: Patriotic Poems By Walt Whitman I Poems of War II Poems of After-War III Poems of America IV Poems of Democracy

November Boughs

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9780486794891
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Rare essays and verses by the 70-year-old poet include reflections on the genesis of Leaves of Grass, "Slang in America," "What Lurks Behind Shakespeare's Historical Plays," "The Old Bowery," and more.

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