Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work

Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and Work

Author(s): Ed Folsom, Kenneth M. Price

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405118064

Online ISBN: 9780470774939

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774939

About this Book

This introductory guide to Walt Whitman weaves together the writer's life with an examination of his works.

· An innovative introductory guide to Walt Whitman.

· Weaves together the writer's life with an examination of his works.

· Focuses especially on Whitman's evolving masterpiece Leaves of Grass.

· Examines the material conditions and products of Whitman's "scripted life", including his original manuscripts.

· Investigates Whitman's "life in print" - his belief that he could literally embody himself in his books.

· Linked to a large electronic archive of Whitman's work at www.whitmanarchive.org

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