Conserving Walt Whitman's Fame: Selections from Horace Traubel's Conservator, 1890-1919

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It is now difficult to imagine that, in the years before Whitman's death in 1892, there was real doubt in the minds of Whitman and his literary circle whether Leaves of Grass would achieve lasting fame. Much of the critical commentary in the first decade after his burial in Camden was as negative as that in Boston's Christian Register, which spoke of Whitman as someone who succeeded in writing a mass of trash without form, rhythm, or vitality. That the balance finally tipped toward admiration, culminating in Whitman's ...

Conserving Walt Whitman's Fame: Selections from Horace Traubel's Conservator, 1890-1919 2006, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9780877459729

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