The Resource Memoranda during the war, Walt Whitman ; edited by Peter Coviello

Memoranda during the war, Walt Whitman ; edited by Peter Coviello

Label
Memoranda during the war
Title
Memoranda during the war
Statement of responsibility
Walt Whitman ; edited by Peter Coviello
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In December of 1862, having read his brother's name in a casualty list, Walt Whitman rushed from Brooklyn to the war front, where he found his brother wounded but recovering. But Whitman also found there a "new world," a world dense with horror and revelation.; Memoranda During the War is Whitman's testament to the anguish, heroism, and terror of the Civil War. The book consists of journal entries extending from Whitman's arrival on the front in 1862 through to the war's conclusion in 1865. Whitman details his encounters with soldiers and doctors, meditates on particular battles and on the meanings of the war for the nation, and recounts his wordless though peculiarly intimate public exchanges with President Lincoln, a man Whitman saw; often on the streets of Washington and by whom he was deeply fascinated. The book offers an astounding amalgam of death portraits, anecdotes of battle, last words, messages to distant loved ones, and remarkably restrained and muted descriptions of pain, dismemberment, and dying--all of it, however grim, ; suffused with Whitman's undiminished enthusiasm and affection for these young soldiers. And throughout, we find Whitman laboring with heroic determination to sustain and nourish his once-ardent faith in America and American life, even as the nation unleashed unprecedented violence upon itself. The book also includes Whitman's famous speech "The Death of Abraham Lincoln," selected poems, and a letter to the parents of a deceased soldier.; Edited and introduced by Peter Coviello, Memoranda During the War is a powerful portrait of a nation at war written by one of our greatest poets
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
811/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3231
LC item number
.A355 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Memoranda during the war, Walt Whitman ; edited by Peter Coviello
Publication
Note
Originally published: Camden, N.J. : Author's publication, 1876
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages lii-liv) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Whitman at war / [by Peter Coviello] -- Memoranda during the war -- Notes / [by Walt Whitman] -- Editor's notes -- Appendix 1. Death of Abraham Lincoln -- Appendix 2. Selected poems. Vigil strange I kept on the field one night ; Whoever you are holding me now in hand ; When I heard at the close of the day ; Are you the new person drawn toward me? ; City of orgies ; To a stranger -- Appendix 3. Letter to the parents of Erastus Haskell
Control code
ocn137716205
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (liv, 176 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195167948
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25611471
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)137716205
  • pebcs0195167937

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