Walt Whitman Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 16 pages of information about the life of Walt Whitman.
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Authors and Artists for Young Adults on Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman, poet and American original, is many things to many different people. To some he is quite simply the "country's national poet," as a contributor for the Economist declared on the hundredth anniversary of Whitman's death in 1992. To others he is the classic outsider in society; to others still he is an angel of the battlefield, tending to the wounded in America's bloody Civil War. To a contemporary band of literary critics, Whitman is seen as the voice of the homosexual in the nineteenth century; to some he is the symbol of the tumultuous nineteenth century, his very life embodying the spirit of the times and of the country he celebrated; to others he is the poet of the common man, eschewing the stylized romanticism of most poets of his age for a more direct style, set to a vibrant sort of quotidian American rhythm. Some might...

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