By Ted Genoways
Greater than forty years after the inaugural volume's unique ebook, Ted Genoways brings students the newest quantity in Walt Whitman: The Correspondence. one of the greater than one hundred fifty letters accumulated during this quantity are various correspondence touching on Whitman's Civil battle years, together with a letter sending John Hay, the non-public secretary to Abraham Lincoln, a manuscript reproduction of O Captain, My Captain! extra letters deal with numerous facets of the construction of Leaves of Grass, the main amazing being an in depth correspondence surrounding the Deathbed version, amassed by means of Whitman's pal Horace Traubel, and reproduced the following for the 1st time. most importantly, this quantity comprises Whitman's early letters to Abraham Paul Leech, first released by means of Arthur Golden in American Literature in 1986. The revelations contained in those letters needs to be thought of one of the most crucial discoveries approximately Whitman's lifestyles made over the past half the twentieth century.
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