By Charles M. Oliver
"Critical spouse to Walt Whitman" comprises entries on each of Walt Whitman's poems, from the generally well-known "Song of Myself," "When Lilacs final within the Dooryard Bloom'd," and "Out of the Cradle forever Rocking," to his minor works. His significant prose works, comparable to "A Backward look O'er Travel'd Roads" and "Democratic Vistas", every one version of "Leaves of Grass", and particular phrases used or coined through Whitman, equivalent to "Eidolons" and "Paumanok," also are lined. supporting readers comprehend the impacts on his lifestyles are entries on Whitman's relatives, neighbors, family members, and buddies; very important locations the place he lived and labored; and ideas vital to his paintings. an important reference advisor, this single-volume addition to the "Critical significant other" sequence promises a wealth of data at the existence and works of this nice American writer.
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The poet describes America’s material gains but argues that ideas and ideals are more valuable, more real. Then my realities; What else is so real as mine? Libertad and the divine average, freedom to every slave on the face of the earth, The rapt promises and luminé of seers, the spiritual world, these centuries-lasting songs, . . And our visions, the visions of poets, the most solid announcements of any. “As the Greek’s Signal Flame” Whitman uses “Libertad” here to mean liberty for all and “luminé of seers” to mean the illumination by poets of a better world.
Though he kept his room in Washington for a time, he would not be a resident there again. His job as clerk in the Treasury Department was terminated the next July. CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY Whitman was busy writing articles, poems, and letters to friends during 1874, his first full year in Camden. He wrote to Ellen O’Connor that he was having severe chest pains, which an autopsy at his death 18 years later proved to be an abscess that had spread eventually to his lungs. He bought a piece of land for $450 at 460 Royden Street in July 1874, but the house he hoped eventually to build there was not built.
It is one of the shortest but most precisely descriptive statements in Leaves of Grass showing Whitman’s love of America, as alive in his last years as in his more productive middle years. American Primer, An (1904) Walt Whitman, photographed by Matthew Brady (Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division) Published as a separate work in November 1904 by Small, Maynard & Company in Boston. ” American English, which is 32 “Among the Multitude” made up of words from dozens of other languages, will one day be spoken by a “hundred millions of people.
A Critical Companion To Walt Whitman: A Literary Reference To His Life And Work by Charles M. Oliver