About the Author
(1819–1892) was a poet, journalist, and essayist. His work Leaves of Grass
, which included a few scattered poems from Drum-Taps
, is considered a landmark of American literature. Lawrence Kramer
is a musicologist and composer and a distinguished professor of English at Fordham University. He has been the editor of the journal 19th-Century Music
since 1993 and has written more than ten books on music, most recently Expression and Truth: On the Music of Knowledge
. He lives in New York.
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