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Walt Whitman
Bloom, Harold.
Publication Information:
Broomall, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, 1999.
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109 pages ; 24 cm.
Song of myself -- I sing the body electric -- The sleepers -- Crossing Brooklyn Ferry -- Out of the cradle endlessly rocking -- As I ebb'd with the ocean of life -- When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd.
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PS3238 .W354 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Each book in the Bloom''s Major Poets series covers three to six poems offering a variety of viewpoints by different critics on the important aspects of each work. These guides introduce critical analysis to students of poetry.'

Author Notes

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955.

After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts.

His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

(Bowker Author Biography)



Bloom refers to Walt Whitman as, in every good sense, our national poet. This title examines numerous poems from the author, including Song of Myself, The Sleepers, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, and more. Excerpted from Walt Whitman by Harold Bloom All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.