Re-Scripting Walt Whitman: An Introduction to His Life and by Ed Folsom

By Ed Folsom

This introductory consultant to Walt Whitman weaves jointly the writer's lifestyles with an exam of his works.

· An cutting edge introductory advisor to Walt Whitman.

· Weaves jointly the writer's existence with an exam of his works.

· Focuses in particular on Whitman's evolving masterpiece Leaves of Grass.

· Examines the cloth stipulations and items of Whitman's "scripted life", together with his unique manuscripts.

· Investigates Whitman's "life in print" - his trust that he may perhaps actually include himself in his books.

· associated with a wide digital archive of Whitman's paintings at www.whitmanarchive.org

Content:
Chapter 1 transforming into Up within the Age of increasing Print: Whitman as Printer, Journalist, instructor, and Fiction author (pages 1–16):
Chapter 2 “Many Manuscript Doings and Undoings”: the line towards Leaves of Grass (pages 17–40):
Chapter three “I used to be Chilled with the chilly kinds and Cylinder and rainy Paper among Us”: the 1st and moment variants of Leaves of Grass (pages 41–59):
Chapter four Intimate Script and the recent American Bible: “Calamus” and the Making of the 1860 Leaves of Grass (pages 60–75):
Chapter five Blood?Stained Memoranda (pages 76–97):
Chapter 6 Reconstructing Leaves of Grass, Restructuring a existence (pages 98–116):
Chapter 7 loss of life into Leaves (pages 117–129):

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NUPM, 1:67) The audacity of that final line remains striking. While most people were lining up on one side or another, Whitman placed himself in 18 RSWC02 18 6/5/05, 2:33 PM The Road toward Leaves of Grass that space – sometimes violent, sometimes sexual, always volatile – between master and slave. ” The new all-encompassing “I” that emerged in Whitman’s early notebook became the main character of Leaves of Grass, the explosive book of 12 poems that he wrote in the early years of the 1850s, and for which he set some of the type, designed the cover, and carefully oversaw all the details.

This extraordinary document contains early articulations of some of Whitman’s most compelling ideas. Famous passages on “Dilation,” on “True noble expanding American character,” and on the “soul enfolding orbs” are memorable prose statements that express the newly expansive sense of self that Whitman was discovering, and we find him here creating the conditions – setting the tone and articulating the ideas – that would allow for the writing of Leaves of Grass. Late in his life, Whitman 17 RSWC02 17 6/5/05, 2:33 PM The Road toward Leaves of Grass looked at this notebook and called it the “ABC” of Leaves, the very primer for the whole book.

And just as striking as the fertile letters of his title are the letters that are missing on the cover – the letters of the author’s name. Though it was no secret who the author of Leaves of Grass was (Whitman’s name did appear on the copyright notice on the back of the title page), the fact that he did not put his name on the title page was an unconventional and suggestive act (his name would in fact not appear on a title page of Leaves until the 1876 “Author’s Edition” of the book, and then only when Whitman signed his name on the title page as each book was sold).

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