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Notes and Fragments (Classic Reprint)

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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  • Pages:218
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  • Dimensions (in):8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6
  • Publication Date:August 7, 2012
  • ISBN:1440059683
  • EAN:9781440059681
  • ASIN:1440059683
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Walt Whitman sliterary executors there came to me under his will: (l) Letters from himself to his mother written from Washington in war-time (1862-5) and which have lately been published by Small, Maynard Co. under the title of The Wound-D resser. (2) Many hundred letters written by members of the Whitman family to one another, as letters from Mrs. Whitman to W. W., Mrs. Heyde etc., letters from George, Jeff, Mary, Hannah etc. to Mrs. Whitman, and so on. All these letters had been preserved by Mrs. Whitman and upon her death in 1873 passed to Walt Whitman, who, a very sick man at the time and for long afterwards, simply let them lie in old boxes and bundles until at his death they passed to the present editor. (3) Quite a number of books from Whitman slibrary, many of them annotated by the poet. (4) A great mass of MS., the bulk of which is printed in this volume a good deal of the rest is of an auto biographical character and is reserved for a new edition of my Walt Whitman or to be used in publications supplemental to that volume. (5) The magazine articles and newspaper cuttings enumerated in Part VI. of this volume. Each of the other two literary executors took under the poets will the same amount of material as myself, so it will be seen that these MS. remains were quite extensive, and judging by the careless, haphazard manner of their preservation it would seem certain that more must have been lost than were left in existence at the time of the poets death. These facts and considerations (when we join to them others equally well known and obvious, as that he knew the Bible, Shakespeare and Homer almost by heart) bring out pretty clearly the extraordinary industry of this man, who has generally been considered as easy-going, careless, idle, even a loafer, but who must have been, in fact, though almost in secret, one of the most indefatigable workers who
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