."..this is an excellent companion to Whitman and his poetry. It is not only valuable for the scholar looking to supplement an already informed approach to Whitman, but it serves the reader new to Whitman equally well, revealing aspects of Whitman's writing, and of Whitman's life and influence, that would not be readily apparent on a first or second reading." colin A. Clarke, American Studies International
Written for this volume by an international team of distinguished scholars, these essays address a wide range of contemporary issues in Whitman's life and art through varying approaches. The compilation includes a chronology of his life and suggestions for further reading.