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Walt Whitman - American Writers 9

Walt Whitman - American Writers 9: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1961
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Walt Whitman - American Writers 9
    Book Description:

    Walt Whitman. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5176-4
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Walt Whitman
    (pp. 5-46)

    Nearly everyone agrees that Walt Whitman is America’s greatest poet. But many Americans agree reluctantly or grudgingly and, perhaps because the influential contemporary critics of poetry—“the new critics” — have either scorned or ignored Whitman, they do not trouble to discern the true qualities of Whitman’s poetry but content themselves with admitting that in some undefined way it is “powerful.” Yet even those readers who hail Whitman’s greatness with enthusiasm and read him with ever renewed pleasure do not always find it easy to say precisely what it is about the poems that they admire. The true qualities of Emily...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 47-48)