However, certain serendipitous occurrences led him into Whitman studies—a fascination with prosody, an interest in connections between Whitman and French historian Jules Michelet, and, most important, his discovery of a Danish biography, Frederik Schyberg's Walt Whitman ; translated into English by Allen's wife, Evie Allison Allen, It also had much to do with his receipt, inof the Jay B. Yesenia marked it as to-read Jun 01, He explains that murky monster ""Transcendentalism"" in brisk layman's language. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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English Choose a language for shopping. Hailed by critics as perceptive, thorough, and objective, The Solitary Singer has been touted for many years as the definitive biography of Whitman. Jun 24, Keith rated it liked it Shelves: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Eamon rated it really liked it Jul 14,
And, of course, he knows his subject cold. Readers will doubtless quarrel with Allen on various points; he argues, for example, that Emerson's lament, ""I chiefly grieve that i cannot grieve""--the numbness, rather than agony, he felt at the death of his beloved first wife Ellen and of his five-year-old-son Waldo--actually masked a sorrow ""too deep for tears. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Donna marked it as to-read Sep 03, Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.