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  • Mysticism in Postmodernist Long Poemsby Joe Moffett

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    This book examines how postmodernist writers use the long poem as a means of exploring a direct relationship with the divine. They find that the must chart individual paths of spiritual understanding informed by the culture in which they are situated. more...

  • Whitman among the Bohemiansby Joanna Levin; Edward Whitley

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    For several years just before and just after his 1860 edition of  Leaves of Grass  appeared, Walt Whitman regularly frequented Pfaff?s beer cellar in downtown Manhattan. The basement bar was the very center of mid-nineteenth-century American bohemian activity and was heavily patronized by writers, artists, musicians, actors, intellectuals, and radicals... 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...

  • A Place for Humilityby Christine Gerhardt

    University of Iowa Press 2014; US$ 47.50

    Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman are widely acknowledged as two of America?s foremost nature poets, primarily due to their explorations of natural phenomena as evocative symbols for cultural developments, individual experiences, and poetry itself. Yet for all their metaphorical suggestiveness, Dickinson?s and Whitman?s poems about the natural world... more...

  • Free Verseby Charles O. Hartman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    To make sense of free verse" in theory or in practice, the whole study of prosody--the function of rhythm in poetry--must be revised and rethought. Stating this as the issue that poets and critics have faced in the past century, Charles Hartman takes up the challenge and develops a theory of prosody that includes the most characteristic forms of twentieth-century... more...

  • Walt Whitman Among the Frenchby Betsy Erkkila

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    As the first full treatment of Walt Whitman's French sources and his later impact on French writers, this book revises our image of the poet and challenges many critical assumptions. Originally published in 1980. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the... more...

  • Black Music, Black Poetryby Gordon E. Thompson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Black Music, Black Poetry offers readers a fuller appreciation of the diversity of approaches to reading black American poetry. It does so by linking a diverse body of poetry to musical genres that range from the spirituals to contemporary jazz. The poetry of familiar figures such as Paul Laurence Dunbar and Langston Hughes and less well-known poets... more...

  • Walden and Civil Disobedienceby Henry David Thoreau

    Thunder Bay Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    The oft-quoted transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau is best known for two works: Walden and Civil Disobedience . Walden , first published in 1854, documents the time Thoreau spent living with nature in a hand-built cabin in the woods near Walden Pond in Massachusetts. A minor work in its own time, Walden burgeoned in popularity during the counter... more...

  • Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myselfby Allen Crawford; Walt Whitman

    Tin House Books 2014; US$ 28.95

    Walt Whitman?s iconic collection of poems, Leaves of Grass , has earned a reputation as a sacred American text. Whitman himself made such comparisons, going so far as to use biblical verse as a model for his own. So it?s only appropriate that artist and illustrator Allen Crawford has chosen to illuminate—like medieval monks with their own holy scriptures—Whitman?s... more...

  • Walt Whitmanby Milton Hindus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This set comprises of 40 volumes covering nineteenth and twentieth century European and American authors. These volumes will be available as a complete set, mini boxed sets (by theme) or as individual volumes. This second set compliments the first 68 volume set of Critical Heritage published by Routledge in October 1995. more...