Walt Whitman

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Grad Student Keeps Finding Lost Whitman Works

This time Zachary Turpin tracked down novel originally printed in a NY newspaper

(Newser) - A University of Houston grad student poking around in the Library of Congress' archives stumbled across a long-lost novel from the mid-19th century—and it's a discovery the editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review tells the Houston Chronicle is "going to change everything we thought we knew"... More »

Walt Whitman Has Some Advice on Manly Living

Meet the Ron Swanson of the 1800s

(Newser) - A newly discovered work positions famous American poet Walt Whitman as the Ron Swanson of the 19th century. The New York Times reports University of Houston graduate student Zachary Turpin found a long-lost advice series titled Manly Health and Training written by Whitman under the pen name Mose Velsor for... More »

Lost Walt Whitman Poem Found in 1842 Newspaper

Professor meticulously proved the poem was indeed a Whitman creation

(Newser) - "If you want me again, look for me under your boot-soles"—or perhaps in a 19th-century penny newspaper, if you're Walt Whitman. Library of Congress archives, an eagle eye, and a husband who happens to be a Whitman expert all combined to help a University of Nebraska-Lincoln... More »

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