A Companion to Walt Whitman

A Companion to Walt Whitman

Editor(s): Donald D. Kummings

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405120937

Online ISBN: 9780470996812

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996812

About this Book

Comprising more than 30 substantial essays written by leading scholars, this companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-ranging and in-depth guide to one of America's greatest poets.

  • Makes the best and most up-to-date thinking on Whitman available to students
  • Designed to make readers more aware of the social and cultural contexts of Whitman's work, and of the experimental nature of his writing
  • Includes contributions devoted to specific poetry and prose works, a compact biography of the poet, and a bibliography

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Life

  2. Part II: The Cultural Context

  3. Part III: The Literary Context

  4. Part IV: Texts

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