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ENGLISH 660: READINGS WHITMAN/DICKINSON FALL 02 DEAN HALL
Whitman: Brief Bibliography Keyed to Hale Library
The Collected Writing of Walt Whitman. New York University Press, 1961-present. Includes:
Leaves of Grass: Comprehensive Readers Edition, ed. by Harold W. Blodgett and Sculley Bradley (1965, reprinted New York: W. W. Norton, 1968) This is the Norton Critical Edition, the text for the class.
Notebooks and Unpublished Prose Manuscripts (6 volumes) edited by Edward F. Grier
Volume One PS3203 G75 1975
The Correspondence edited by Edwin Haviland Miller (5 volumes) (1961-69)
Volume One PS3231 A3 1961
Prose Works edited by Floyd Stovall (2 volumes) (1963-4)
Early Poems and the Fiction edited by Thomas Brasher (1963)
With Walt Whitman in Camden. Horace Traubel. New York: Mitchell Kennerly, 1915.
PS 3232 T7 1915 vol 1
The Solitary Singer: A Critical Biography of Walt Whitman. Gay Wilson Allen.
University of Chicago Press, 1955. Reprint with new Preface, 1985
PS 3231 A691985
The New Walt Whitman Handbook. Gay Wilson Allen.
New York University Press, 1975.
PS 3231 A7 1985
The Evolution of Walt Whitman: The Creation of a Personality. (Volume One, 1960)
The Evolution of Walt Whitman: The Creation of a Book. (Volume Two, 1962)
Roger Asselineau. Harvard University Press.
PS 3231 A333 vol 1
Walt Whitman and the American Reader. Ezra Greenspan. Cambridge University Press, 1990.
PS 3237.4 U6 1990
Whitman: Exploration in Form. Howard J. Waskow. University of Chicago Press, 1966.
Intro chapters on bi-polar unity.
PS 3231 W 35
Walt Whitman: From Noon to Starry Night. Philip Callow. Alison & Busby, 1992.
PS 3231 C25 1992b
Walt Whitman. Richard Maurice Bucke. Philadelphia, David McKay, 1883.
Walt Whitman: A Life. Justin Kaplan. New York, Bantam, 1980.
PS 3231 K3 1982
The Foreground of Leaves of Grass. Floyd Stovall. University Press of Virginia, 1974.
PS 3236 S8
The Trial of the Poet: An Interpretation of the First Edition of Leaves of Grass.
Ivan Marki. New York: Columbia University Press, 1976.
PS 3238 M27
My Soul and I: The Inner Life of Walt Whitman. David Cavitch. Boston: Beacon Press, 1985.
Pyschoanalytic interpretive biography
PS 3231 C37 1985
Whitman and the American Idiom. Mark Bauerlein. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1991.
Sees Whitmans poetic theory to be failed in practice.
PS 3238 B 34 1991
Walt Whitman: Thinker and Artist. Arthur E. Briggs. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968.
Self-proclaimed whitmanite biographer; chapter 17 Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson has basic comparisons outlined; chapter 18 on the modern inheritors of Whitman poetics.
PS 3231 B7 1968
Walt Whitman: The Making of a Poet. Paul Zweig. New York: Basic Books, Inc., 1984.
PS 3231 Z87 1984
Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song. Edited by Jim Periman, Ed Folsom, and Dan Campion.
Minneapolis: Holy Cow Press, 1981.
The measure here is a collection of other poets responses, usually in poetry, to Whitman.
The Ecstatic Whitman: Literary Shamanism and the Crisis of the Union. George B. Hutchinson.
Columbia: Ohio State University Press, 1986.
Examines Whitman as shaman (mystic, prophet) in realistic culture of Civil War.
PS 3242 S. 52 H88 1986
Whitmans Presence: Body, Voice, and Writing in Leaves of Grass. Tenney Nathanson.
New York University Press, 1992.
PS 3238 N 38 1992
Derrida, Lacan come to Whitman studies
Disseminating Whitman: Revision and Corporeality in Leaves of Grass. Michael Moon.
Harvard University Press, 1991.
Macro level of text--treats editions of Leaves of Grass--contextualized somewhat in the male purity movement of the 19th c.
PS 3238 M66 1991
Walt Whitman: An American. Henry Seidel Canby. New York: Riverside Press, 1943.
Leaves of Grass as spiritual biography
PS 3231 C27 c1
Walt Whitman and the Body Beautiful. Harold Aspiz. University of Illinois Press, 1980.
Discusses Ws concept of the body in context of 19th-century physical culture.
Whitmans Poetry of the Body. M. Jimmie Killingsworth. University of North Carolina Press, 1989.
Examines the sexual politics of Ws nontraditional views of human body and sexuality.
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