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Sites about Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

Collection of Whitman's poems, including "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd," "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking," "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Song of the Open Road."

Critical sites about Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman
http://www.theatlantic.com/unbound/classrev/whitman.htm
"If they can see nothing in this book except indecency and bombastic truisms, the inference must be that their sensibilities are not delicate enough to recognize the fresh, strong, healthy presentation of common things in a way that revivifies them, the generous aspiration, the fine sympathy with man and nature, the buoyant belief in immortality, which are no less characteristic of the author than his mistaken boldness in displaying the carnal side of existence, and his particularity in describing disease or loathsome decay."
Contains: Review
From: The Atlantic Monthly January, 1882
Keywords: contemporary criticism, Walt Whitman
 
Walt Whitman and Slavery
http://www.classroomelectric.org/volume1/price/
"This site invites users to consider Whitman's treatment of race and slavery in Song of Myself and focuses in particular on two fugitive slave passages ... This site offers several texts so that students can compare Whitman's imaginative account of a runaway slave to contemporary accounts by other authors, including several African American fugitives themselves. Critical positions samples the broad ranging and intense debate over Whitman's depiction of African Americans. Teaching approaches is meant to provide entry ways into class discussions. The bibliography offers citations for the works discussed and provides avenues for further research. "
Contains: Historical Context, Bibliography, Content Analysis
Author: Kenneth M. Price
From: The Classroom Electric: Dickinson, Whitman, and American Culture
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Walt Whitman and the Development of Leaves of Grass
http://www.sc.edu/library/spcoll/amlit/whitman.html
This site contains a wealth of information on Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass including things about the historical setting and changes between editions. The criticism, though, is minimal.
Contains: Historical Context, Content Analysis
Keywords: Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, history, changes, editions
 

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