By Ted Genoways
Greater than forty years after the inaugural volume's unique book, Ted Genoways brings students the most recent quantity in Walt Whitman: The Correspondence. one of the greater than one hundred fifty letters accrued during this quantity are quite a few correspondence referring to Whitman's Civil battle years, together with a letter sending John Hay, the non-public secretary to Abraham Lincoln, a manuscript reproduction of O Captain, My Captain! extra letters handle a variety of points of the creation of Leaves of Grass, the main impressive being an intensive correspondence surrounding the Deathbed version, accumulated by way of Whitman's good friend Horace Traubel, and reproduced right here for the 1st time. most importantly, this quantity comprises Whitman's early letters to Abraham Paul Leech, first released by way of Arthur Golden in American Literature in 1986. The revelations contained in those letters has to be thought of one of the most vital discoveries approximately Whitman's lifestyles made over the last 1/2 the 20 th century.