Edmund Clarence Stedman Biography

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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Edmund Clarence Stedman

On 26 April 1888 Walt Whitman told his young friend Horace Traubel that "I advise everybody to read Stedman. Stedman is an education. I do not deny him power." Whitman's recommendation of the New York-based poet, critic, anthologist, and literary scholar was not, however, unqualified. Speaking particularly of Stedman's criticism, Whitman commented, "But I do not think him conclusive-beyond him is another Stedman whom he never seems able to reach." The problem, Whitman observed, is that "Stedman always feels that he must be judicial--the dominance of that principle has held him down from many a noble flight. Stedman seems often just about to get off for a long voyage and stops himself on the shore." Nevertheless, Whitman considered Stedman "our most generous man of letters" and "our best man in his speciality--criticism." At the time of Whitman's conversation with Traubel, Stedman had published two critical studies that had become...

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