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Leaves of Grass : Norton Critical Editions - Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass

Norton Critical Editions

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Following the texts is an album of portraits of Whitman, as well as "Whitman on His Art," a collection of Whitman's statements about his role as a poet taken from his notebooks, letters, conversations, and newspaper articles. While continuing to provide leading commentary on Whitman by major twentieth-century poets and critics, among them D. H. Lawrence, William Carlos Williams, and Randall Jarrell, this revised edition adds important commentary by Whitman contemporaries Henry David Thoreau, Fanny Fern, Henry James, and Oscar Wilde, among others. An entirely new section of recent criticism includes six essays--by David S. Reynolds, Karen Sanchez-Eppler, John Irwin, Allen Grossman, Betsy Erkkila, and Michael Moon--that reflect both the continuing historicist mainstream of Whitman literary interpretation and influential recent work in gender and sexuality studies. The volume also includes a Chronology, a Selected Bibliography, and an Index of Titles.

Prefacep. xxi
Abbreviationsp. xxiii
Introductionp. xxvii
The Text of Leaves of Grass, 1891-1892
Epigraph: Come, said my Soulp. 2
One's-Self I Singp. 3
As I Ponder'd in Silencep. 3
In Cabin'd Ships at Seap. 4
To Foreign Landsp. 5
To a Historianp. 5
To Thee Old Causep. 6
Eidolonsp. 6
For Him I Singp. 9
When I Read the Bookp. 9
Beginning My Studiesp. 9
Beginnersp. 10
To the Statesp. 10
On Journeys through the Statesp. 10
To a Certain Cantatricep. 11
Me Imperturbep. 11
Savantismp. 12
The Ship Startingp. 12
I Hear America Singingp. 12
What Place Is Besieged?p. 13
Still Though the One I Singp. 13
Shut Not Your Doorsp. 13
Poets to Comep. 14
To Youp. 14
Thou Readerp. 14
Starting from Paumanokp. 15
Song of Myselfp. 26
Children of Adam
To the Garden the Worldp. 78
From Pent-up Aching Riversp. 79
I Sing the Body Electricp. 81
A Woman Waits for Mep. 87
Spontaneous Mep. 89
One Hour to Madness and Joyp. 91
Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowdp. 92
Ages and Ages Returning at Intervalsp. 92
We Two, How Long We Were Fool'dp. 92
O Hymen! O Hymenee!p. 93
I Am He That Aches with Lovep. 93
Native Momentsp. 94
Once I Pass'd through a Populous Cityp. 94
I Heard you Solemn-Sweet Pipes of the Organp. 95
Facing West from California's Shoresp. 95
As Adam Early in the Morningp. 96
In Paths Untroddenp. 96
Scented Herbage of My Breastp. 97
Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Handp. 99
For You O Democracyp. 100
These I Singing in Springp. 101
Not Heaving from my Ribb'd Breast Onlyp. 102
Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearancesp. 103
The Base of All Metaphysicsp. 103
Recorders Ages Hencep. 104
When I Heard at the Close of the Dayp. 105
Are You the New Person Drawn toward Me?p. 105
Roots and Leaves Themselves Alonep. 106
Not Heat Flames Up and Consumesp. 106
Trickle Dropsp. 107
City of Orgiesp. 107
Behold This Swarthy Facep. 108
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growingp. 108
To a Strangerp. 109
This Moment Yearning and Thoughtfulp. 109
I Hear It Was Charged against Mep. 110
The Prairie-Grass Dividingp. 110
When I Peruse the Conquer'd Famep. 110
We Two Boys Together Clingingp. 111
A Promise to Californiap. 111
Here the Frailest Leaves of Mep. 112
No Labor-Saving Machinep. 112
A Glimpsep. 112
A Leaf for Hand in Handp. 113
Earth, My Likenessp. 113
I Dreamed in a Dreamp. 113
What Think You I Take My Pen in Hand?p. 114
To the East and to the Westp. 114
Sometimes with One I Lovep. 114
To a Western Boyp. 115
Fast Anchor'd Eternal O Love!p. 115
Among the Multitudep. 115
O You Whom I Often and Silently Comep. 116
That Shadow My Likenessp. 116
Full of Life Nowp. 116
Salut au Monde!p. 117
Song of the Open Roadp. 126
Crossing Brooklyn Ferryp. 135
Song of the Answererp. 141
Our Old Feuillagep. 145
A Song of Joysp. 149
Song of the Broad-Axep. 155
Song of the Expositionp. 165
Song of the Redwood-Treep. 173
A Song for Occupationsp. 177
A Song of the Rolling Earthp. 184
Youth, Day, Old Age and Nightp. 189
Birds of Passage
Song of the Universalp. 189
Pioneers! O Pioneers!p. 192
To Youp. 195
Francep. 197
Myself and Minep. 198
Year of Meteorsp. 200
With Antecedentsp. 201
A Broadway Pageantp. 203
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rockingp. 206
As I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Lifep. 212
Tearsp. 215
To the Man-of-War-Birdp. 215
Aboard at a Ship's Helmp. 216
On the Beach at Nightp. 217
The World Below the Brinep. 218
On the Beach at Night Alonep. 218
Song for All Seas, All Shipsp. 219
Patroling Barnegatp. 220
After the Sea-Shipp. 221
By the Roadside
A Boston Balladp. 221
Europep. 223
A Hand-Mirrorp. 225
Godsp. 225
Germsp. 226
Thoughts [Of ownership--]p. 227
When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomerp. 227
Perfectionsp. 227
O Me! O Life!p. 228
To a Presidentp. 228
I Sit and Look Outp. 228
To Rich Giversp. 229
The Dalliance of the Eaglesp. 229
Roaming in Thoughtp. 230
A Farm Picturep. 230
A Child's Amazep. 230
The Runnerp. 230
Beautiful Womenp. 231
Mother and Babep. 231
Thought [Of obedience, faith, adhesiveness]p. 231
Visor'dp. 231
Thought [Of Justice--]p. 232
Gliding o'er Allp. 232
Hast Never Come to Thee an Hourp. 232
Thought [Of Equality--]p. 232
To Old Agep. 233
Locations and Timesp. 233
Offeringsp. 233
To the States: To Identify the 16th, 17th, or 18th Presidentiadp. 233
First O Songs for a Preludep. 234
Eighteen Sixty-Onep. 236
Beat! Beat! Drums!p. 237
From Paumanok Starting I Fly Like a Birdp. 238
Song of the Banner at Daybreakp. 239
Rise O Days from Your Fathomless Deepsp. 244
Virginia--The Westp. 246
City of Shipsp. 246
The Centenarian's Storyp. 247
Cavalry Crossing a Fordp. 251
Bivouac on a Mountain Sidep. 252
An Army Corps on the Marchp. 252
By the Bivouac's Fitful Flamep. 253
Come Up from the Fields Fatherp. 253
Vigil Strange I Kept on the Field One Nightp. 255
A March in the Ranks Hard-Prest, and the Road Unknownp. 256
A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dimp. 257
As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woodsp. 258
Not the Pilotp. 258
Year That Trembled and Reel'd Beneath Mep. 259
The Wound-Dresserp. 259
Long, Too Long Americap. 261
Give Me the Splendid Silent Sunp. 262
Dirge for Two Veteransp. 264
Over the Carnage Rose Prophetic a Voicep. 265
I Saw Old General at Bayp. 266
The Artilleryman's Visionp. 266
Ethiopia Saluting the Colorsp. 267
Not Youth Pertains to Mep. 268
Race of Veteransp. 268
World Take Good Noticp. 269
O Tan-Faced Prairie-Boyp. 269
Look Down Fair Moonp. 269
Reconciliationp. 270
How Solemn as One by Onep. 270
As I Lay with My Head in Your Lap Cameradop. 271
Delicate Clusterp. 271
To a Certain Civilianp. 272
Lo, Victress on the Peaksp. 272
Spirit Whose Work Is Donep. 273
Adieu to a Soldierp. 273
Turn O Libertadp. 274
To the Leaven'd Soil They Trodp. 275
Memories of President Lincoln
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'dp. 276
O Captain! My Captain!p. 284
Hush'd Be the Camps To-dayp. 285
This Dust Was Once the Manp. 285
By Blue Ontario's Shorep. 286
Reversalsp. 299
Autumn Rivulets
As Consequent, Etc.p. 300
The Return of the Heroesp. 301
There Was a Child Went Forthp. 306
Old Irelandp. 308
The City Dead-Housep. 308
This Compostp. 309
To a Foil'd European Revolutionairep. 311
Unnamed Landsp. 313
Song of Prudencep. 314
The Singer in the Prisonp. 316
Warble for Lilac-Timep. 318
Outlines for a Tombp. 319
Out from behind This Maskp. 321
Vocalismp. 322
To Him That Was Crucifiedp. 323
You Felons on Trial in Courtsp. 324
Laws for Creationsp. 325
To a Common Prostitutep. 325
I Was Looking a Long Whilep. 326
Thought [Of persons arrived at high positions]p. 326
Miraclesp. 327
Sparkles from the Wheelp. 328
To a Pupilp. 328
Unfolded Out of the Foldsp. 329
What Am I After Allp. 330
Kosmosp. 330
Others May Praise What They Likep. 331
Who Learns My Lesson Complete?p. 331
Testsp. 332
The Torchp. 333
O Star of Francep. 333
The Ox-Tamerp. 334
An Old Man's Thought of Schoolp. 335
Wandering at Mornp. 336
Italian Music in Dakotap. 337
With All Thy Giftsp. 337
My Picture-Galleryp. 338
The Prairie Statesp. 338
Proud Music of the Stormp. 339
Passage to Indiap. 345
Prayer of Columbusp. 354
The Sleepersp. 356
Transpositionsp. 364
To Think of Timep. 364
Whispers of Heavenly Death
Darest Thou Now O Soulp. 370
Whispers of Heavenly Deathp. 371
Chanting the Square Deificp. 371
Of Him I Love Day and Nightp. 373
Yet, Yet, Ye Downcast Hoursp. 374
As If a Phantom Caress'd Mep. 375
Assurancesp. 375
Quicksand Yearsp. 376
That Music Always Round Mep. 376
What Ship Puzzled at Seap. 377
A Noiseless Patient Spiderp. 377
O Living Always, Always Dyingp. 378
To One Shortly to Diep. 378
Night on the Prairiesp. 379
Thought [As I sit with others at a great feast]p. 380
The Last Invocationp. 380
As I Watch'd the Ploughman Ploughingp. 381
Pensive and Falteringp. 381
Thou Mother with Thy Equal Broodp. 381
A Paumanok Picturep. 386
From Noon to Starry Night
Thou Orb Aloft Full-Dazzlingp. 387
Facesp. 388
The Mystic Trumpeterp. 392
To a Locomotive in Winterp. 395
O Magnet-Southp. 396
Mannahattap. 397
All is Truthp. 398
A Riddle Songp. 399
Excelsiorp. 400
Ah Poverties, Wincings, and Sulky Retreatsp. 401
Thoughts [Of public opinion]p. 401
Mediumsp. 402
Weave in, My Hardy Lifep. 403
Spain, 1873-74p. 403
By Broad Potomac's Shorep. 404
From Far Dakota's Canonsp. 404
Old War-Dreamsp. 405
Thick-Sprinkled Buntingp. 406
What Best I See in Theep. 406
Spirit That Form'd This Scenep. 407
As I Walk These Broad Majestic Daysp. 407
A Clear Midnightp. 408
Songs of Parting
As the Time Draws Nighp. 409
Years of the Modernp. 410
Ashes of Soldiersp. 411
Thoughts [Of these years I sing]p. 413
Song at Sunsetp. 414
As at Thy Portals Also Deathp. 416
My Legacyp. 417
Pensive on Her Dead Gazingp. 417
Camps of Greenp. 418
The Sobbing of the Bellsp. 419
As They Draw to a Closep. 420
Joy, Shipmate, Joy!p. 420
The Untold Wantp. 420
Portalsp. 421
These Carolsp. 421
Now Finale to the Shorep. 421
So Long!p. 422
First Annex: Sands At Seventy
Mannahattap. 425
Paumanokp. 425
From Montauk Pointp. 426
To Those Who've Fail'dp. 426
A Carol Closing Sixty-ninep. 426
The Bravest Soldiersp. 427
A Font of Typep. 427
As I Sit Writing Herep. 427
My Canary Birdp. 427
Queries to My Seventieth Yearp. 428
The Wallabout Martyrsp. 428
The First Dandelionp. 428
Americap. 429
Memoriesp. 429
To-day and Theep. 429
After the Dazzle of Dayp. 429
Abraham Lincoln, Born Feb. 12, 1809p. 430
Out of May's Shows Selectedp. 430
Halcyon Daysp. 430
Fancies at Navesinkp. 431
The Pilot in the Mistp. 431
Had I the Choicep. 431
You Tides with Ceaseless Swellp. 431
Last of Ebb, and Daylight Waningp. 432
And Yet Not You Alonep. 432
Proudly the Flood Comes Inp. 433
By That Long Scan of Wavesp. 433
Then Last of Allp. 433
Election Day, November, 1884p. 434
With Husky-Haughty Lips, O Sea!p. 435
Death of General Grantp. 436
Red Jacket (from Aloft)p. 436
Washington's Monument, February, 1885p. 437
Of That Blithe Throat of Thinep. 437
Broadwayp. 438
To Get the Final Lilt of Songsp. 438
Old Salt Kossabonep. 438
The Dead Tenorp. 439
Continuitiesp. 440
Yonnondiop. 440
Lifep. 441
"Going Somewhere"p. 441
Small the Theme of My Chantp. 441
True Conquerorsp. 442
The United States to Old World Criticsp. 442
The Calming Thought of Allp. 442
Thanks in Old Agep. 443
Life and Deathp. 443
The Voice of the Rainp. 444
Soon Shall the Winter's Foil Be Herep. 444
While Not the Past Forgettingp. 445
The Dying Veteranp. 445
Stronger Lessonsp. 446
A Prairie Sunsetp. 446
Twenty Yearsp. 446
Orange Buds by Mail from Floridap. 447
Twilightp. 447
You Lingering Sparse Leaves of Mep. 447
Not Meagre, Latent Boughs Alonep. 448
The Dead Emperorp. 448
As the Greek's Signal Flamep. 448
The Dismantled Shipp. 449
Now Precedent Songs, Farewellp. 449
An Evening Lullp. 450
Old Age's Lambent Peaksp. 450
After the Supper and Talkp. 450
Second Annex: Good-Bye My Fancy
Preface Note to 2d Annexp. 451
Sail Out for Good, Eidolon Yacht!p. 453
Lingering Last Dropsp. 453
Good-Bye My Fancyp. 453
On, on the Same, Ye Jocund Twain!p. 454
My 71st Yearp. 454
Apparitionsp. 455
The Pallid Wreathp. 455
An Ended Dayp. 455
Old Age's Ship & Crafty Death'sp. 456
To the Pending Yearp. 456
Shakspere-Bacon's Cipherp. 456
Long, Long Hencep. 457
Bravo, Paris Exposition!p. 457
Interpolation Soundsp. 457
To the Sun-Set Breezep. 458
Old Chantsp. 459
A Christmas Greetingp. 460
Sounds of the Winterp. 460
A Twilight Songp. 460
When the Full-grown Poet Camep. 461
Osceolap. 462
A Voice from Deathp. 462
A Persian Lessonp. 464
The Commonplacep. 464
"The Rounded Catalogue Divine Complete"p. 465
Miragesp. 465
L. of G.'s Purportp. 466
The Unexpress'dp. 467
Grand Is the Seenp. 467
Unseen Budsp. 468
Good-Bye My Fancy!p. 468
A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads and Prefatory Letter
Prefatory Letter to the Reader, Leaves of Grass 1889p. 469
A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roadsp. 471
Old Age Echoes
An Executor's Diary Note, 1891p. 485
To Soar in Freedom and in Fullness of Powerp. 486
Then Shall Perceivep. 486
The Few Drops Knownp. 486
One Thought Ever at the Forep. 486
While Behind All Firm and Erectp. 487
A Kiss to the Bridep. 487
Nay, Tell Me Not To-day the Publish'd Shamep. 487
Supplement Hoursp. 488
Of Many a Smutch'd Deed Reminiscentp. 489
To Be at Allp. 489
Death's Valleyp. 489
On the Same Picturep. 490
A Thought of Columbusp. 491
An Album of Whitman Portraitsp. 493
Other Poetry and Prose
Note on the Textsp. 509
Poems Excluded from Leaves of Grass
Great Are the Mythsp. 510
Poem of Remembrances for a Girl or a Boy of These Statesp. 513
Think of the Soulp. 514
Respondez!p. 515
[In the New Garden]p. 518
[Who Is Now Reading This?]p. 519
[Long I Thought That Knowledge Alone Would Suffice]p. 519
[Hours Continuing Long]p. 520
[So Far, and So Far, and On Toward the End]p. 521
Thoughts--1: Visagesp. 521
Leafletsp. 522
Thoughts--6: "Of What I Write"p. 522
Saysp. 522
Apostrophp. 524
O Sun of Real Peacep. 526
To Youp. 526
Now Lift Me Closep. 527
To the Reader at Partingp. 527
Debrisp. 527
[States!]p. 531
Thoughts--2: "Of Waters, Forests, Hills"p. 533
Thoughts--4: "Of Ownership ..."p. 533
Bathed in War's Perfumep. 534
Solid, Ironical, Rolling Orbp. 534
Up, Lurid Stars!p. 534
Not My Enemies Ever Invade Mep. 535
This Day, O Soulp. 535
When I Read the Bookp. 535
Lessonsp. 536
Ashes of Soldiers: Epigraphp. 536
One Song, America, Before I Gop. 536
Souvenirs of Democracyp. 537
From My Last Yearsp. 537
In Former Songsp. 538
The Beauty of the Shipp. 538
After an Intervalp. 539
Two Rivuletsp. 539
Or from That Sea of Timep. 540
As in a Swoonp. 541
[Last Droplets]p. 541
Ship Ahoy!p. 541
For Queen Victoria's Birthdayp. 542
L of Gp. 542
After the Argumentp. 543
For Us Two, Reader Dearp. 543
Passages Excluded from Leaves of Grass Poems
[The Writer of Melodious Verses]p. 544
[This Is the Breath for America]p. 544
[Eleves I Salute You!]p. 545
[Old Forever New Things]p. 545
[The Teeming Mother of Mothers]p. 546
[This Is Mastering Me]p. 546
[O Hot-Cheek'd and Blushing]p. 547
[Now Lucifer Was Not Dead]p. 548
[Invocation: To Workmen and Workwomen]p. 549
[Facts Showered Over with Light]p. 549
[Language for America]p. 550
[His Shape Arises]p. 550
[A Thought of the Clef of Eternity]p. 551
[What Do You Hear, Walt Whitman?]p. 552
[You Dumb Beautiful Ministers]p. 553
[Which Are My Miracles?]p. 553
[You Who Celebrate Bygones!]p. 554
[Creations for Strong Artists]p. 554
[Readers to Come]p. 555
[O Bitter Sprig!]p. 555
[Nearing Departure]p. 556
[Let None Be Content with Me]p. 556
[Realities, the Visions of Poets]p. 557
[Give Me the Clue ... the Word Final]p. 557
[Orators Fit for America]p. 558
[Epigraph: A Carol of Harvest]p. 558
[With Additional Songs Every Spring]p. 559
[Aroused and Angry]p. 559
Uncollected Poems
Picturesp. 560
[Miscellaneous Fragments for "Pictures"]p. 566
[All That We Are]p. 567
[I Am the Poet]p. 568
[O I Must Not Forget!]p. 568
[Love Is the Cause of Causes]p. 568
[I Last Winter]p. 569
[I Cannot Be Awake]p. 569
Light and Air!p. 569
[Of Your Soul]p. 570
[What the Sun]p. 570
[Have You Supplied]p. 570
[I Do Not Expect]p. 571
Scantlingsp. 571
Poem of Existencep. 571
[Until You Can Explain]p. 572
[Remembrances]p. 572
Thoughtp. 573
To the Futurep. 573
To an Exclusivep. 574
As of Formsp. 574
[To This Continent]p. 575
[The Divinest Blessings]p. 575
Thought [Of recognition--]p. 575
[What Would It Bring You]p. 576
The Two Vaultsp. 576
Two Antique Recordsp. 577
O Brood Continentalp. 577
Kentuckyp. 578
To the Prevailing Bardsp. 580
[The Long, Long Solemn Trenches]p. 580
[There Rises in My Brain]p. 580
Ship of Libertadp. 581
After Certain Disastrous Campaignsp. 582
Sights--The Army Corps, Encamped on the War Fieldp. 582
Sonnetp. 583
While the Schools and the Teachers Are Teachingp. 584
[Two Elegies on Lincoln]p. 584
April 1865p. 585
Beautyp. 585
[Mask with Their Lids]p. 586
Starry Unionp. 586
Hands Roundp. 587
Wood Odorsp. 588
Unpublished Poems
A Soul Duetp. 589
To the Poorp. 590
Picturesp. 590
Broadway, 1861p. 591
[I Too Am Drawn]p. 591
[I Have Lived]p. 591
[I Stand and Look]p. 592
Of My Poemsp. 592
My Own Poemsp. 592
Of the Democratic Party 58-59-60p. 592
[To What You Said]p. 593
[While Some I So Deeply Loved]p. 593
Reminiscences 64p. 594
[Disease and Death]p. 594
Starry Unionp. 594
[What the Word of Power]p. 594
Last Wordsp. 595
[Glad the Jaunts for the Known]p. 595
Champagne in Icep. 596
To the Soulp. 596
[Two Little Buds]p. 597
[Sunrise]p. 597
Uncollected Manuscript Fragments
[Sesostris]p. 598
After Deathp. 598
[America]p. 598
America to the Old World Bardsp. 599
[American Air]p. 599
[War]p. 599
[As Nature]p. 599
We Arep. 600
[As to You]p. 600
[As We Are]p. 600
? Ashes of Rosesp. 600
The Bodyp. 601
[Can ?]p. 601
[Decoration Day]p. 601
[Divine Is the Person]p. 602
Ebb and Flood Tidesp. 602
[The Epos of a Life]p. 602
[The Grappler]p. 602
[Have I Refreshed]p. 603
[Hear My Fife!]p. 603
[I Have Appeared]p. 603
[Immortality]p. 603
[I Admire]p. 604
[I Am a Look]p. 604
[I Am a Student]p. 604
[I Am Become]p. 604
[I Am Not Content]p. 604
[I Am That Halfgrown Angry Boy]p. 605
[I Know Many Beautiful Things]p. 605
[I Know That Amativeness]p. 606
[I Shall Venerate]p. 606
[I Subject All the Teachings]p. 606
[In American Schools]p. 607
[I'll Trace This Garden]p. 607
[It Were Easy to Be Rich]p. 608
[Life, Light]p. 608
[Living Bulbs]p. 608
[Nor Humility's Book]p. 608
[O I See Now]p. 609
[Osirus]p. 609
[The Poet Is a Recruiter]p. 609
[The Power by Which]p. 609
[Prince of Wales]p. 609
[A Procession Without Halt]p. 610
[Remember If You Are Dying]p. 610
[Sanity and Ensemble]p. 610
[Shall We Sky-lark]p. 611
[Ships Sail upon the Waters]p. 611
The Soul's Processionp. 611
[Spirituality, the Unknown]p. 612
[That Is Profitable]p. 612
[These Are the Caravan]p. 612
Proemp. 612
[Undulating, Swiftly Merging]p. 613
[What, Think You]p. 613
[Who Wills with His Own Brain]p. 613
[Why Should I Subscribe]p. 614
[Will You Have the Walls]p. 614
[The Woman That Sells]p. 614
[Poetic Lines in 1855-56 Notebook]p. 614
Preface 1855--Leaves of Grass, First Editionp. 616
Prefatory Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson--Leaves of Grass 1856p. 636
Emerson to Whitman, 1855p. 637
Whitman to Emerson, 1856p. 638
Preface 1872--As a Strong Bird on Pinions Freep. 647
Preface 1876--Leaves of Grass and Two Rivuletsp. 652
Leaves of Grass (1855 Text)p. 662
Live Oak, with Mossp. 752
From Democratic Vistasp. 757
From Specimen Daysp. 774
Whitman on His Art
Comments, 1855-1892p. 783
A Whitman Manuscriptp. 789
Criticism 1855-1955
Leaves of Grass: A Volume of Poems Just Publishedp. 793
Leaves of Grass: Broklyn, 1855p. 795
Fresh Fern Leaves: Leaves of Grassp. 798
[Excerpts from two letters to H. G. O. Blake]p. 800
An Englishwoman's Estimate of Walt Whitmanp. 802
The Gospel According to Walt Whitmanp. 807
[Whitman in Retrospect]p. 810
Whitmanp. 813
[Review of Calamus]p. 822
Whitmanp. 823
Some Lines from Whitmanp. 830
An Essay on Leaves of Grassp. 836
Recent Criticism
To Heal a Nationp. 845
To Stand Between: Walt Whitman's Poetics of Merger and Embodimentp. 850
The Twenty-Ninth Bather: Identity, Fluidity, Gender, and Sexuality in Section 11 of "Song of Myself"p. 855
Whitman: Hieroglyphic Bibles and Phallic Songsp. 863
The Poetics of Union in Whitman and Lincoln: An Inquiry toward the Relationship of Art and Policyp. 872
The Poetics of Reconstruction: Whitman the Political Poet after the Civil Warp. 890
Walt Whitman: A Chronologyp. 901
Selected Bibliographyp. 905
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 907
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