Walt Whitman

A Companion

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About the Book

Walt Whitman over many years created various editions of Leaves of Grass—among the most influential volumes of poetry published anywhere in the past 200 years. Whitman transmuted the world around him into lines addressing a broad spectrum of human interest, from democracy and religion to sexuality, gender, class and identity. His exuberant voice embodied his times, as he invoked the reader—“you” and “poets to come”—to join him in writing a “poetry of the future.” The first A to Z Whitman reference to incorporate 21st Century scholarship, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to his major poems and prose and to the people, places and topics that were central to his life.

About the Author(s)

John Schwiebert is a professor of English at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where he has taught classes in Whitman, American Literature, and writing for over thirty years. Laurence W. Mazzeno, president emeritus of Alvernia University, Reading, Pennsylvania, is the author or editor of 20+ books and more than 300 articles and reviews on literature and history. He lives in Arvada, Colorado.

Sue Norton, a lecturer of English at the Technological University Dublin since 1999, previously taught in University College Dublin, University College Cork and New Jersey City University.

Bibliographic Details

John E. Schwiebert. Series Editor Laurence W. Mazzeno; Associate Editor Sue Norton
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7658-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4609-1
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Companions to 19th Century Literature