A Companion to Walt Whitman

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Donald D. Kummings
Wiley, 2006 M03 24 - 624 pages
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Comprising more than 30 substantial essays written by leading scholars, this companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-ranging and in-depth guide to one of America’s greatest poets.
  • Makes the best and most up-to-date thinking on Whitman available to students
  • Designed to make readers more aware of the social and cultural contexts of Whitman’s work, and of the experimental nature of his writing
  • Includes contributions devoted to specific poetry and prose works, a compact biography of the poet, and a bibliography

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Donald D. Kummings is a Professor of English at the Parkside Campus of the University of Wisconsin. His books on Whitman include Walt Whitman, 1940-1975: A Reference Guide (1982), Approaches to Teaching Whitman’s ‘Leaves of Grass’ (1990) and with J.R. LeMaster Walt Whitman: An Encyclopedia (1998). In 1990, his collection of poems, The Open Road Trip was awarded the Posner Poetry Prize by the Council for Wisconsin Writers. In 1997, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named him Wisconsin Professor of the Year.

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