Walt Whitman s Backward Glances

Walt Whitman s Backward Glances

The present study was suggested by the discovery , in a set of The Complete Writings of Walt Whitman ( 1902 ) , of the inserted manuscript of an essay called " A Backward Glance on My Own Road , ” which is reproduced in facsimile in ...

Author: Sculley Bradley

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512814743

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 84

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This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.
Categories: Literary Collections

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

As with any poet's contribution to poetic theory, Whitman's in “A Backward Glance” mirrors his own purposes and practice. Thus, when he asks for “a readjustment of the whole theory and nature of Poetry” (719)——despite all the “divine ...

Author: J. R. LeMaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780815318767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 884

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Includes almost 760 entries ranging in length from 3,100 words on the first (1855) edition of Leaves of Grass to 140 words on Elizabeth Leavitt Keller. Entries include biographical data; thematic, formal and technical considerations; discussions of the poet's social and personal life; and commentary on all of Whitman's works, including poem clusters, major poems, essays, and lesser known works such as the novel Franklin Evans and two dozen short stories. A chronology and genealogy are included. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman

As with any poet's contribution to poetic theory, Whitman's in “A Backward Glance” mirrors his own purposes and practice. Thus, when he asks for “a readjustment of the whole theory and nature of Poetry” (719)—despite all the “divine ...

Author: J.R. LeMaster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136700712

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 884

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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Walt Whitman presents a comprehensive resource complied by over 200 internationally recognized contributors, including such leading Whitman scholars as James E. Miller, Jr., Roger Asselineau, Betsy Erkkila, and Joel Myerson. Now available for the first time in paperback, this volume comprises more than 750 entries arranged in convenient alphabetical format. Coverage includes: biographical information: all names, dates, places, and events important to understanding Whitman's life and career Whitman's works: essays on all eight editions of "Leaves of Grass," major poems and poem clusters, principal essays and prose works, as well as his more than two dozen short stories and the novel, Franklin Evans prominent themes and concepts: essays on such major topics as democracy, slavery, the Civil War, immortality, sexuality, and the women's rights movement. significant forms and techniques: such as prosody, symbolism, free verse, and humour important trends and critical approaches in Whitman studies: including new historicist and cultural criticism, psychological explorations, and controversial issues of sexual identity surveys of Whitman's international impact as well as an assessment of his literary legacy. Useful for students, researchers, librarians, teachers, and Whitman devotees, this volume features extensive cross-references, numerous photographs of the poet, a chronology, a special appendix section tracking the poet's genealogy, and a thorough index. Each entry includes a bibliography for further study.
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A Backward Glance

A Backward Glance

Such is the sort of “backward glance” Allen Tate suggests when he uses the phrase to explain and to define his ... The very phrase has titled autobiographical works such as Walt Whitman's “A Backward Glance o'er Traveled Roads” ...

Author: Joseph R. Millichap

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572336599

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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"Scholars in a number of disciplines (sociology, anthropology, law, Appalachian studies, southern studies Latino studies, labor studies) would find this book useful in both their research and courses." --Donald E. Davis, coeditor of Voices from the Nueva Frontera: Latino Immigration in Dalton, Georgia "Scholars working on policy questions, demographic concerns, cultural studies, political economy, and 'new destination' will all find this book extremely useful." --Altha J. Cravey, author of Women and Work in Mexico's Maquiladoras In recent decades, Latino immigration has transformed communities and cultures throughout the southeastern United States-and become the focus of a sometimes furious national debate. Global Connections and Local Receptions is one of the first books to provide an in-depth consideration of this profound demographic and social development. Examining Latino migration at the local, state, national, and binational levels, this book includes studies of southeastern locales and a statewide overview of Tennessee. Leading migration scholar Alejandro Portes offers a national analysis while Raúl Delgado Wise provides a Mexican perspective on the migration issue and its policy implications for both the United States and Mexico. This collection contains a broad base of contributions from legal scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, and political scientists. Readers will find demographic data charting trends in immigration, descriptions of organizing and of individual experiences, a quantitative comparison of new and old destinations, a critical history of U.S. immigration policy in recent decades, a report on access to housing and efforts to enact anti-immigrant laws, an assessment of how mass outmigration currently affects the national economy and communities in Mexico, analysis of the way dominant ideology frames "black-brown" relationships in southern labor markets, and a concluding essay with detailed recommendations for making U.S. immigration policy just and humane. Frances L. Ansley is Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. She is the author of numerous book chapters and the principal humanities adviser to a documentary film. Her articles have been published in the California Law Review, Cornell Journal of International Law, Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and numerous additional publications. Jon Shefner is associate professor of sociology and director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Global Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is the coeditor of Out of the Shadows: Political Action and the Informal Economy in Latin America. His recent book is The Illusion of Civil Society: Democratization and Community Mobilization in Low-Income Mexico.
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Backward Glances

Backward Glances

In this way , the poem can be read as a lament for Whitman's modern urban vision and for his emphasis on the greatness of ... But there was another photobook published in 1996 , Duane Michals's Salute , Walt Whitman , that similarly ...

Author: Mark W. Turner

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861891806

Category: Architecture

Page: 196

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Focusing upon gay street life in London and New York, Mark Turner presents this gay urban history of male street cruising.
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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Inserted leaf with photograph of Whitman in 1868 printed on verso is positioned before the title page . ... Front cover : Walt Whitman's | BACKWARD GLANCES | A BACKWARD GLANCE O'ER TRAVEL'D ROADS | And Two Contributory Essays | Hitherto ...

Author: Carolina Distinguished Professor of American Literature Joel Myerson

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105006057983

Category: Reference

Page: 1097

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Myerson's massive bibliography documents the numerous editions, reprintings, and rearrangements of Whitman's lifetime project--the singularly important Leaves of Grass--as well as miscellaneous pieces: individually published poems, magazine and newspaper articles, broadsides, circulars, advertisements, and other prose works. Thoroughly illustrated (title pages, bindings, etc.), the volume also includes an index showing the publication history of the poems in Leaves of Grass and a bibliography of the principal works about Whitman. The clearest explication of this intricate publishing history yet accomplished. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Prose Works 1892 Volume II

Prose Works 1892  Volume II

Collect and Other Prose Walt Whitman Floyd Stovall. Prefaces and Notes Not Included in ... A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads. ... (See also Walt Whitman's Backward Glances, edited by Sculley Bradley and John A. Stevenson, p.

Author: Walt Whitman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814794296

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 471

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General Series Editors: Gay Wilson Allen and Sculley Bradley Originally published between 1961 and 1984, and now available in paperback for the first time, the critically acclaimed Collected Writings of Walt Whitman captures every facet of one of America's most important poets. The two-volume set of Prose Works 1892 proves that Whitman’s prose has a quality no less original and distinctive than his poetry. Volume II of Prose Works 1892 contains three of Whitman’s prose collections, Collect, November Boughs, and Good-Bye My Fancy. Whitman’s thoughts on a wide variety of topics are laid out in such essays as “Death of Abraham Lincoln,” “Some War Memoranda,” and “American National Literature.” Seven pieces not included in the original 1892 edition of the Complete Prose Works are also presented here, including “A Backward Glance O’er Travel’d Roads.“ In his preface, Stovall describes why the pieces were not part of Whitman’s printing and lays out his reasons for including them in this volume.
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A Study Guide for Walt Whitman s I Hear America Singing

A Study Guide for Walt Whitman s  I Hear America Singing

Bradley, Sculley, and John A. Stevenson, editors, Walt Whitman's Backward Glances: “A Backward Glance O'er Travel'd Roads” and Two Contributory Essays Hitherto Uncollected, Freeport, NY: Books for Libraries Press, 1947.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410348937

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 17

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A Study Guide for Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Companion to Walt Whitman

A Companion to Walt Whitman

Poet Walt Whitman Once Wrote for the ''Courier-Post. ... Celebrates Whitman's associations with Camden, New Jersey and with the Camden Courier-Post; reprints a three-part article that originally ... Walt Whitman's Backward Glances, ed.

Author: Donald D. Kummings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405195515

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 627

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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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Walt Whitman s Language Experiment

Walt Whitman s Language Experiment

In " A Backward Glance , " both senses play a part in creating the texture of Whitman's language . And this dual quality of language — the ability to signify two distinct yet related “ things ” at the same time - contradicts the poet's ...

Author: James Perrin Warren

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271073040

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Combining intellectual history with literary analysis, this study of Whitman's language experiment from 1855 to 1892 offers a refreshing new look at his theory of language especially the English language in America—as an expression of a "national spirit" and relates that theory to the language and style of Whitman's major poems and essays. Whitman viewed American English as the most expressive, poetic language that ever existed, and he used his studies of historical linguistics to corroborate that view. Part 1 explicates the theory of language that Whitman developed in his linguistic notebooks, unpublished manuscripts, fugitive essays, and two chapters of the popular book Rambles Among Words. The diction and syntax of the 1855–1856 editions of Leaves of Grass are analyzed to show how Whitman's overwhelming interest in language theories resulted in the "language experiment" of the poems. Part 2 examines the ways in which Whitman's view of language as an expression of the constantly evolving spirit of America subtly shifted to a more cumulative, backward-looking vision of linguistic and spiritual change. Analysis of the diction, syntax, and organization of the last four editions of Leaves of Grass reveals how this shift in vision affected the style of Whitman's poetry and prose from 1860 to 1892. Whitman's groundbreaking poetic style, the author concludes, was a direct consequence of his view of language and the human spirit as dynamic, progressivist, and actively changing within a temporal world. Conversely, Whitman's experiments in both prose and poetry helped confirm his view of linguistic and spiritual evolution.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines