In Whitman and the Civil War—the latest incarnation of the WhitmanWeb—war is the subject, but peace and reconciliation are the themes we will explore week by week.
Every Atom: Walt Whitman’s "Song of Myself" takes a collective approach to a close reading of America’s democratic verse epic, first published without a title in the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass and later titled "Song of Myself" in the 1881 edition.
Each section of “Song of Myself” is presented in English alongside translations in eight other languages, including the first-ever translation into Persian, accompanied by photographs, commentary, discussion questions, and recordings.
Welcome to WhitmanWeb, a collaboration between the International Writing Program and the Walt Whitman Archive.
WhitmanWeb currently features Whitman and the Civil War, a nine-month exploration of Whitman’s Civil War writings.
"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains."
1882, Specimen Days