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  1. Week 33

    ... During the War , as he looked back a decade later on the Civil War battlefields and cemeteries: “From ten years’ rain and snow, in ... But the convulsive aspect of Whitman’s war-time writings was a function not only of his determination to create a vibrant ...

    sbaehr - 07/02/2016 - 18:21

  2. Week 23

    ... week's text is “Hymn of Dead Soldiers." During the Civil War, Whitman was already preparing to carry out what the critic M. Wynn ... she sought “the solace of poetic camaraderie” in the writings of Anna Akhmatova, Yannis Ritsos, Paul Celan, Federico Garcia Lorca, ...

    sbaehr - 07/11/2016 - 10:18

  3. Week 21

    A page from Whitman’s 1863 Civil War notebook, containing the draft of lines that would find their way ... of their minds, and those who could not. Levi’s acclaimed writings about his imprisonment in Auschwitz, including If This Is a Man, The ...

    sbaehr - 07/11/2016 - 10:18

  4. Week 25

    ... divisions may have suicidal consequences: the legacy of the Civil War lives on in this land. Which is why Whitman’s identification ... Bloom’d” and Democratic Vistas he will link his writings to the fate of his country; for in the years leading up to the war he ...

    sbaehr - 07/11/2016 - 10:21

  5. Week 22

    ... pain and torment that he so often, in his published Civil War writings, contained in parentheses, flow out in this letter: “I could not ...

    sbaehr - 04/06/2016 - 08:01

  6. Week 18

    ... text is "Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun." In the writings that we have read so far, we have frequently seen the intense pressures and tensions that the Civil War forged in Whitman’s work, often leaving him with no recourse but to ...

    sbaehr - 03/09/2016 - 13:39

  7. Section 41

    ... a line that, in a rare nod to decorum, he deleted after the Civil War: that original line dismissed all the religions of the earth by ... perhaps to be called “Whitmanism,” would grow out of his writings and use Leaves of Grass as its holy book. What is it in Whitman’s ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53

  8. Section 46

    ... take on the tint of the photographs in our books about the Civil War, blurring for a moment the distinction between my experience and that ... road. In his preface to a collection of miscellaneous writings, John Updike suggested that his critical work bore the same relation ...

    kraken - 08/20/2015 - 09:53