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Walt Whitman

A Life

Walt Whitman( )
Author: Kaplan, Justin
Series title:Perennial Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-06-053511-7
Publication Date:Jul 2003
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Harper Perennial
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

"Whitman emerges from this biography alive and kicking--hugely human, enormously attractive."  --Newsweek

A moving, penetrating, sharply focused portrait of America's greatest poet--his genius, his passions, his androgynous sensibility--an exuberant life entwined with the turbulent history of mid-nineteenth century America. In vivid detail, Justin Kaplan, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, examines the mysterious selves of this enigmatic man whose...
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Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Poetry
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.742 Inches
Book Weight:1.005 Pounds
Author Biography
Kaplan, Justin (Author)
Justin Kaplan was born in Manhattan, New York on September 5, 1925. He received a bachelor's degree in English from Harvard University, followed by graduate work in the field there, but he left before earning a doctorate to work as a freelance writer and book editor. His first book, Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain, won the Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1967 and a National Book Award. His other works include Lincoln Steffens: A Biography, When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age, and Walt Whitman: A Life, which won a National Book Award. He also wrote books with his wife Anne Bernays including The Language of Names and Back Then: Two Lives in 1950s New York. He was the editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. He died from complications of Parkinson's disease on March 2, 2014 at the age of 88.

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