With Walt Whitman, Himself: In the Nineteenth Century, in America

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Circling Rivers
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8.5 X 11.0 X 0.53 inches | 1.37 pounds

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About the Author
Jean Huets is author of several books, including With Walt Whitman, Himself, acclaimed as "a book of marvels" by poet Steve Scafidi. Her writing is in The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Civil War Monitor, and other journals. She co-founded Circling Rivers, which publishes literary nonfiction and poetry.
Walt Whitman is one of the most beloved poets in American letters, best known for his Leaves of Grass.

"A true Whitmanian feast--for the intellect as well as for the eyes.... Illustrations of Whitman's places, friends, family, disciples, contemporaries--his cities and his rural retreats. The descriptions of his life and times are concise and smart. The book keeps opening up to new facets of Whitman, his work, and his era." -- Ed Folsom, editor of Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and Whitman Series, and Co-Director of The Walt Whitman Archive

"With Walt Whitman: Himself is perfectly titled for to read of him so closely is to feel his eyes upon you, to sense his company as real as your own. Jean Huets has made a book of marvels and I can't put it down." -- Steve Scafidi, author of To the Bramble and the Briar, and recipient of James Boatwright Prize, Larry Levis Reading Prize, Miller Williams Prize, and Library of Virginia Literary Award for Poetry

This could be called a family album, a big picture book in size and substance.... It's an intimate personal guide to assist understanding Whitman, in greater context, and this is done successfully. -- Washington Independent Review of Books

A beautiful, multi-media documentary of Whitman's life and times.... Having read over a dozen books about Whitman and his written works, this is the first book I've seen which adequately describes Whitman's immediate family and his ancestors, their influence on his life, and his parents' and siblings' response to his writing. -- Amsterdam Quarterly

Jean Huets has researched, written and published an outstanding account of Whitman's life and times. This tribute to a great American writer should be in every U.S. library. -- Compulsive Reader