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  • Reading the Difficultiesby Thomas Fink; Judith Halden-Sullivan; Charles Bernstein; Carrie Conners; Thomas Fink; Kristen Gallagher; Judith Halden-Sullivan; Paolo Javier; Burt Kimmelman; Hank Lazer; Jessica Lewis Luck; Stephen Paul Miller; Sheila E. Murphy; Elizabeth Robinson; Christopher Schmidt; Eileen R. Tabios

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    The bold essays that make up Reading the Difficulties offer case studies in and strategies for reading innovative poetry. Definitions of what constitutes innovative poetry are innumerable and are offered from every quarter. Some critics and poets argue that innovative poetry concerns free association (John Ashbery), others that experimental poetry... more...

  • The Pragmatic Whitmanby Stephen John Mack

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

     In this surprisingly timely book, Stephen Mack examines Whitman’s particular and fascinating brand of patriotism: his far-reaching vision of democracy. For Whitman, loyalty to America was loyalty to democracy. Since the idea that democracy is not just a political process but a social and cultural process as well is associated with American... more...

  • Whitman East and Westby Ed Folsom

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In Whitman East and West, fifteen prominent scholars track the surprising ways in which Whitman's poetry and prose continue to be meaningful at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering a broad range of issues--from ecology to children's literature, gay identity to China's May 4th Movement, nineteenth-century New York politics to the emerging... more...

  • Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself"by Edwin Haviland Miller

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 39.95

    One of Walt Whitman's most loved and greatest poems, "Song of Myself" is an optimistic and inspirational look at the world. Originally published as part of "Leaves of Grass" in 1855, "Song of Myself" is as accessible and important today as when it was first written. Read "Song of Myself" and enjoy a true... more...

  • A Political Companion to Henry David Thoreauby Jack Turner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    The writings of Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) have captivated scholars, activists, and ecologists for more than a century. Less attention has been paid, however, to the author's political philosophy and its influence on American public life. Although Thoreau's doctrine of civil disobedience has long since become a touchstone of world history, the... more...

  • A Political Companion to Walt Whitmanby John E. Seery

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    The works of Walt Whitman have been described as masculine, feminine, postcolonial, homoerotic, urban, organic, unique, and democratic, yet arguments about the extent to which Whitman could or should be considered a political poet have yet to be fully confronted. Some scholars disregard Whitman's understanding of democracy, insisting on separating... more...

  • Rebel Soulsby Justin Martin

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Brilliant portrait of a time and place that launched American Bohemia and liberated the genius of Walt Whitman more...

  • Burn Lakeby Carrie Fountain

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 18.00

    Selected for the 2009 National Poetry Series by Natasha Trethewey Set in southern New Mexico, where her family's multi­cultural history is deeply rooted, the poems in Carrie Fountain's first collection explore issues of progress, history, violence, sexuality, and the self. Burn Lake weaves together the experience of life in the rapidly... more...

  • Thoreau's Waldenby Joseph R. McElrath

    John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1999; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on Walden, you discover the most important work of Henry... more...

  • Poetry and Repetitionby Krystyna Mazur

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 147.00

    The work of Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery is analysed in order to discern the patterns which may operate across a broad range of examples, as well as to consider the variety of ways repetition can structure a poetic text. more...