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The Resource Specimen days and Collect, Walt Whitman ; introduction by Leslie Jamison

Specimen days and Collect, Walt Whitman ; introduction by Leslie Jamison

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Specimen days and Collect
Title
Specimen days and Collect
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Walt Whitman ; introduction by Leslie Jamison
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Language
eng
Summary
"Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time. One of the most creative and individual poets America has produced, Walt Whitman was also a prolific diarist, note-taker, and essayist whose intimate observations and reflections have profoundly deepened understanding of nineteenth-century American life. Specimen Days and Collect, first published in 1882, is a choice collection of Whitman's uniquely revealing impressions of the people, places, and events of his time, principally the era of the Civil War and its aftermath. On page after page, a vast panorama of American life unfolds, and with it rare glimpse of Whitman as poet, empathetic observer, and romantic wanderer. From his years as a wartime nurse in Washington, D.C., come touching glimpses of the dead and dying in military hospitals, memories of Abraham Lincoln, and vivid impressions of the nation's capital in a time of great crisis. Whitman's travel yields memorable recollections of Boston, the Hudson Valley, a walk through Central Park, Niagara Falls, the City of Denver, and more. Along with the famed essay "Democratic Vistas, " there are scenes from the poet's childhood, touching tributes to songbirds, wildflowers, friendship and freedom; impressions of the music of Beethoven, reflections on a last visit to Emerson, the deaths of Lincoln and Longfellow and the painful process of aging. Deeply felt and vividly expressed, Specimen Days and Collect is a richly rewarding experience, a rare excursion into the mind and heard of one of America's greatest poets--and the America his poetry so richly commemorated"--
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1819-1892
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Whitman, Walt
Dewey number
818.3
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1983-
  • 1819-1892
  • 1819-1892
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  • Jamison, Leslie
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
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The Neversink library
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  • Whitman, Walt
  • Poets, American
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Whitman, Walt
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Civilization
  • Hospitals
  • Poets, American
  • United States
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Specimen days and Collect, Walt Whitman ; introduction by Leslie Jamison
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Previously published: Philadelphia : Rees Welsh & Co., 1882-'83 [i.e. 1882]
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Specimen Days -- Collect -- Notes Left Over -- Appendix. Pieces in Early Youth: 1834-'42
Control code
ocn887187568
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 454 pages
Isbn
9781612193861
Lccn
2014031520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Specimen days and Collect, Walt Whitman ; introduction by Leslie Jamison
Publication
Copyright
Note
Previously published: Philadelphia : Rees Welsh & Co., 1882-'83 [i.e. 1882]
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Specimen Days -- Collect -- Notes Left Over -- Appendix. Pieces in Early Youth: 1834-'42
Control code
ocn887187568
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxi, 454 pages
Isbn
9781612193861
Lccn
2014031520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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