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Author Miller, Matt (Matthew Ward)

Title Collage of myself : Walt Whitman and the making of Leaves of grass / Matt Miller.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  811.3 W596lDm 2010    ---  Available
Description xviii, 295 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents How Whitman used his early notebooks -- Packing and unpacking the first Leaves of grass -- Kosmos poets and spinal ideas -- Poems of materials -- Whitman after collage/collage after Whitman.
Summary Collage of Myself presents a groundbreaking account of the creative story behind America's most celebrated collection of poems. In the first book length study of Walt Whitman's journals and manuscripts, Matt Miller demonstrates that until approximately 1854 (only a single year before the first publication of Leaves of Grass), Whitman---who once speculated that Leaves would be a novel or a play---was unaware that his ambitions would assume the form of poetry at all. Collage of Myself details Whitman's discovery of a remarkable new creative process that allowed him to transform a diverse array of texts into poems such as "Song of Myself" and "The Sleepers."
Subject Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Technique.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892. Leaves of grass.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Manuscripts.
ISBN 9780803225343 (cloth: alk. paper)
0803225342 (cloth: alk. paper)

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