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The Walt Whitman Collection: Adaptations/Interpretations

Interpreting Whitman

The Whitman Collection contains many illustrated editions of Whitman's poetry, including modern fine art books and original sketches for a proposed illustrated edition of Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” by Maynard Dixon (Call number: Vault Collection Quarto 811 .38 L48 1933). One of these sketches is pictured here.

Whitman in modern poetry, fiction and drama

George Fetherling.  Walt Whitman’s secret.  Random House Canada, 2010.

    Call number: Whitman Collection PR 9199.3 .F475 W35 2010

Randolph G. Goodman.  I, Walt Whitman.  The Library Associates of Brooklyn College, 1955. Presentation copy, inscribed on front fly leaf.

    Call number: Whitman Collection PS 3513 .O5288 I2 1955

Judith Grace.  Good-bye, my fancy: with Walt Whitman in his last days.  Ulysses Books, 2003.

    Call number: Whitman Collection PS 3608 .R326 G66 2003

Grant Martin Overton.  The answerer.  Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1921.

    Call number: Whitman Collection PS 3529 .V39 A67 1921

To you, Walt Whitman: speaking to Walt Whitman, a collection of poetry.  Selected by Betty J. Keller, design and illustrations by Ronald Keller.  Red Angel Press, 1997.

    Call number: Whitman Collection PS 3238 .T63 1997

Whitman’s influence on art, literature, and music

Michael Robertson.  Worshipping Walt: the Whitman disciples.  Princeton University Press, 2008.

    Call number: Whitman Collection PS 3231 .R58 2008

Bryan K. Garman.  A race of singers: Whitman’s working-class hero from Guthrie to Springsteen.  University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

    Call number: Whitman Collection ML 3477 .G36 2000

Neeli Cherkovski.  Whitman’s wild children.  Lapis Press; Distributed by Publishers Services, 1988.

    Call number: Whitman Collection PS 310 .B43 C44 1988

Ruth L. Bohan.  Looking into Walt Whitman: American art, 1850-1920.  Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006.

    Call number: Whitman Collection PS 3234 .A66 B64 2006

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