Chapter 20. Death and the Afterlife

  1. Donald D. Kummings
  1. William J. Scheick

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996812.ch21

A Companion to Walt Whitman

A Companion to Walt Whitman

How to Cite

Scheick, W. J. (2006) Death and the Afterlife, in A Companion to Walt Whitman (ed D. D. Kummings), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996812.ch21

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120937

Online ISBN: 9780470996812

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Keywords:

  • mortality rate;
  • epidemic diseases;
  • funeral processions;
  • natural disasters;
  • rituals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Resurrection After Slumber: “To the Garden the World” and “By the Bivouac's Fitful Flame”

  • The Lesson Done: “A Clear Midnight”

  • Lines Give Way: “Quicksand Years”

  • Showers of Gold: “Sparkles from the Wheel”