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Specimen Days from the life of Walt Whitman

Whitman, Walt, introduction by Alfred Kazin

Published by Godine, Boston, 1971
Condition: VG lg sz PB
From Crabtree's Collection Old Books (Sebago, ME, U.S.A.)

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Born in West Hills, Long Island, May 31, 1819; died in Camden, New Jersey, March 26, 1892. After Whitman's death he was gradually seen as the first truly comprehensive writer America had produced, the first whose imaginative interest concretely included the different peoples in the world. He was the poet of a democracy not limited to Americans. During WWI, fallen French and German soldiers alike were found in the trenches with Whitman's poems in their uniforms. At 63 he was still unread as well as infamous. Very poor, partially paralyzed, more or less immobilized by the stroke he suffered after the Civil War, he was living in the Camden house of his brother George. He had been a nurse and visitor to Washington hospitals during the Civil War and used his old newspaper articles and reminiscences of his early life to bind future biographers to this self portrait. Owner bookplate, library markings, Bookseller Inventory # 051992

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Title: Specimen Days from the life of Walt Whitman

Publisher: Godine, Boston

Publication Date: 1971

Illustrator: Photos

Book Condition:VG lg sz PB

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