Every Hour, Every Atom

A Collection of Walt Whitman's Early Notebooks and Fragments

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Some of the dimmest years in Walt Whitman’s life precede the advent of Leaves of Grass in 1855, when he was working as a jour­nalist and fiction writer. Starting around 1850, what he’d begun writing...

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“It is one of the mysteries, maybe the mystery of American litera­ture, that Walt Whitman, a carpenter’s son, a journalist laboring with no special distinction at his trade, produced in the middle of...

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