In this Book

summary
This book offers the most comprehensive and detailed reading to date of Song of Myself. One of the most distinguished critics in Whitman Studies, Ed Folsom, and one of the nation’s most prominent writers and literary figures, Christopher Merrill, carry on a dialog with Whitman, and with each other, section by section, as they invite readers to enter into the conversation about how the poem develops, moves, improvises, and surprises. Instead of picking and choosing particular passages to support a reading of the poem, Folsom and Merrill take Whitman at his word and interact with “every atom” of his work. The book presents Whitman’s final version of the poem, arranged in fifty-two sections; each section is followed by Folsom’s detailed critical examination of the passage, and then Merrill offers a poet’s perspective, suggesting broader contexts for thinking about both the passage in question and the entire poem.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction. Reading Song of Myself
  2. Ed Folsom
  3. pp. 1-6
  4. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Text and Commentary
  1. Song of Myself: Section 1
  2. pp. 7-9
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 2
  2. pp. 10-12
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 3
  2. pp. 13-16
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 4
  2. pp. 17-19
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 5
  2. pp. 20-22
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 6
  2. pp. 23-26
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 7
  2. pp. 27-29
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 8
  2. pp. 30-32
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 9
  2. pp. 33-34
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 10
  2. pp. 35-38
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 11
  2. pp. 39-41
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 12
  2. pp. 42-43
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 13
  2. pp. 44-46
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 14
  2. pp. 47-49
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 15
  2. pp. 50-54
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 16
  2. pp. 55-57
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 17
  2. pp. 58-59
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 18
  2. pp. 60-62
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 19
  2. pp. 63-65
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 20
  2. pp. 66-69
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 21
  2. pp. 70-73
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 22
  2. pp. 74-76
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 23
  2. pp. 77-80
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 24
  2. pp. 81-85
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 25
  2. pp. 86-88
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 26
  2. pp. 89-91
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 27
  2. pp. 92-93
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 28
  2. pp. 94-96
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 29
  2. pp. 97-98
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 30
  2. pp. 99-101
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 31
  2. pp. 102-104
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 32
  2. pp. 105-107
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 33
  2. pp. 108-116
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 34
  2. pp. 117-120
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 35
  2. pp. 121-124
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 36
  2. pp. 125-127
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 37
  2. pp. 128-130
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 38
  2. pp. 131-133
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 39
  2. pp. 134-136
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 40
  2. pp. 137-140
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 41
  2. pp. 141-144
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 42
  2. pp. 145-149
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 43
  2. pp. 150-153
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 44
  2. pp. 154-157
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 45
  2. pp. 158-161
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 46
  2. pp. 162-165
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 47
  2. pp. 166-169
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 48
  2. pp. 170-172
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 49
  2. pp. 173-176
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 50
  2. pp. 177-179
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 51
  2. pp. 180-182
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Song of Myself: Section 52
  2. pp. 183-186
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. A Selected Bibliography of Readings of Song of Myself
  2. pp. 187-194
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. The Iowa Whitman Series List
  2. pp. 195-196
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9781609384661
Related ISBN
9781609384654
MARC Record
OCLC
958484368
Pages
206
Launched on MUSE
2016-09-18
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.