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Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song

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First published to wide critical acclaim in 1981, revised and expanded in 1998, and now re-issued as a corrected second edition (2014), this monumental anthology charts the ongoing American and international response to the legacy of the seminal poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Beginning with Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous 1855 letter ("I greet you at the beginning of a great ...more
Paperback, 536 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Holy Cow! Press
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Apr 07, 2009 Michael rated it really liked it
A really nice collection of essays from 1855 to the present from various poets and scholars about Whitman's poetry. The general theme of the essays is the impact Whitman has had on the development of American poetry as well as some personal stories of how poets continue to dialogue with Whitman. If you're somewhat familiar with Whitman, this collection in a joy to read. Not too technical and very readable. Makes me want to explore more of Whitman beyond his primary masterpieces.
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Jun 16, 2016 Gerry LaFemina rated it really liked it
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This collection of essays and poems in which poets starting from his peers respond to Whitman's work is compelling in the way it shows both the range and width of the good, gray poet's influence, but also the variety of responses. Among the essays, in particular, are a lot of nuggets of smart poetic insight, not just about Whitman but about poetry. Still, some of the pieces get bogged down in the egos of the writers--losing sight of WW as it becomes about themselves. Fortunately, this doesn't ...more
Jul 22, 2007 Anne-Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wonderful collection of essays about/for/to Walt Whitman. Great companion literature for the study of Whitman.
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