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The Resource Walt Whitman's Reconstruction : poetry and publishing between memory and history, Martin T. Buinicki

Walt Whitman's Reconstruction : poetry and publishing between memory and history, Martin T. Buinicki

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Walt Whitman's Reconstruction : poetry and publishing between memory and history
Title
Walt Whitman's Reconstruction
Title remainder
poetry and publishing between memory and history
Statement of responsibility
Martin T. Buinicki
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For Walt Whitman, living and working in Washington, D.C., after the Civil War, Reconstruction meant not only navigating these tumultuous years alongside his fellow citizens but also coming to terms with his own memories of the war. Just as the work of national reconstruction would continue long past its official end in 1877, Whitman's own reconstruction would continue throughout the remainder of his life as he worked to revise his poetic project--and his public image--to incorporate the disasters that had befallen the Union. In this innovative and insightful analysis of the considerable poetic and personal reimagining that is the hallmark of these postwar years, Martin Buinicki reveals the ways that Whitman reconstructed and read the war. The Reconstruction years would see Whitman transformed from newspaper editor and staff journalist to celebrity contributor and nationally recognized public lecturer, a transformation driven as much by material developments in the nation as by his own professional and poetic ambitions while he expanded and cemented his place in the American literary landscape. Buinicki places Whitman's postwar periodical publications and business interests in context, closely examining his "By the Roadside" cluster as well as Memoranda During the War and Specimen Days as part of his larger project of personal and artistic reintegration. He traces Whitman's shifting views of Ulysses S. Grant as yet another way to understand the poet's postwar life and profession and reveals the emergence of Whitman the public historian at the end of Reconstruction. Whitman's personal reconstruction was political, poetic, and public, and his prose writings, like his poetry, formed a major part of the postwar figure that he presented to the nation. Looking at the poet's efforts to absorb the war into his own reconstruction narrative, Martin Buinicki provides striking new insights into the evolution of Whitman's views and writings"--Provided by publisher
  • "'Walt Whitman's Reconstruction' reveals the ways that Whitman reconstructed and read the war through his own life and memories. By looking at Whitman's engagement with the political issues of the day and the larger literary scene in addition to his efforts to absorb the war into his poetic narrative of Reconstruction, Buinicki provides new insights into the evolution of Whitman's postwar views and writings"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buinicki, Martin T.
Dewey number
811/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3242.S58
LC item number
B85 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Iowa Whitman series,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) in literature
  • United States
  • Authors and publishers
  • Whitman, Walt
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Authors and publishers
  • Political and social views
  • Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877) in literature
  • War and literature
  • United States
Label
Walt Whitman's Reconstruction : poetry and publishing between memory and history, Martin T. Buinicki
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. Walt Whitman's Reconstruction; 2. Periodicals, Politics, and the New Paper World; 3. Whitman and the Elusive Site of Memory; 4. "By the Roadside" and Whitman's Narrative of Poetic (Re)Awakening; 5. Whitman's General; 6. Reconstructing His Story; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
772499841
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 187 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609380700
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20n7qkj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772499841
Label
Walt Whitman's Reconstruction : poetry and publishing between memory and history, Martin T. Buinicki
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. Walt Whitman's Reconstruction; 2. Periodicals, Politics, and the New Paper World; 3. Whitman and the Elusive Site of Memory; 4. "By the Roadside" and Whitman's Narrative of Poetic (Re)Awakening; 5. Whitman's General; 6. Reconstructing His Story; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
772499841
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 187 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609380700
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20n7qkj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)772499841

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