The Cambridge Introduction To Walt Whitman by M. Jimmie KillingsworthThe Cambridge Introduction To Walt Whitman by M. Jimmie Killingsworth

The Cambridge Introduction To Walt Whitman

byM. Jimmie Killingsworth

Paperback | March 19, 2007

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Walt Whitman is one of the most innovative and influential American poets of the nineteenth century. Focusing on his masterpiece Leaves of Grass, this book provides a foundation for the study of Whitman as an experimental poet, a radical democrat, and a historical personality in the era of the American Civil War, the growth of the great cities, and the westward expansion of the United States. Always a controversial and important figure, Whitman continues to attract the admiration of poets, artists, critics, political activists, and readers around the world. Those studying his work for the first time will find this an invaluable book. Alongside close readings of the major texts, chapters on Whitman's biography, the history and culture of his time, and the critical reception of his work provide a comprehensive understanding of Whitman and of how he has become such a central figure in the American literary canon.
M. Jimmie Killingsworth is Professor of English at Texas A and M University.
Title:The Cambridge Introduction To Walt WhitmanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:March 19, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521670942

ISBN - 13:9780521670944


Table of Contents

1. Life; 2. Context; 3. Works; 4. Reception; Guide to further reading.