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Folsom, Ed 1947-

Works: 67 works in 190 publications in 1 language and 16,205 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Poetry  Manuscripts  Catalogs  Portraits  Bibliography  Interactive multimedia  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3238, 811.3
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Most widely held works by Ed Folsom
Walt Whitman & the world by Gay Wilson Allen( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2,451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating the various ethnic traditions that melded to create what we now call American literature, Whitman did his best to encourage an international reaction to his work. But even he would have been startled by the multitude of ways in which his call has been answered. By tracking this wholehearted international response and reconceptualizing American literature, Walt Whitman and the World demonstrates how various cultures have appropriated an American writer who ceases to sound quite so narrowly American when he is read into other cultures' traditions
Walt Whitman : the centennial essays by Ed Folsom( )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 2,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical and theatrical performances, art exhibitions, slide shows, readings, songs, and even a recently discovered recording of Whitman's voice were presented during the three days of the conference. But the heart of the conference was this series of original essays by some of the most innovative scholars working in the field of American literature. There has never been a more important collection of Whitman criticism. In these essays, readers will find the most suggestive recent approaches to Whitman alongside the most reliable traditional approaches. Walt Whitman: The Centennial Essays captures Whitman's energy and vitality, which have only increased in the century after his death
Whitman East & West : new contexts for reading Walt Whitman by Ed Folsom( )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Whitman East and West, fifteen prominent scholars track the surprising ways in which Whitman's poetry and prose continue to be meaningful at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering a broad range of issues - from ecology to children's literature, gay identity to China's May 4th Movement, nineteenth-century New York politics to the emerging field of normality studies, Mao Zedong to American film - each original essay opens a previously unexplored field of study, and each yields new insights by demonstrating how emerging methodologies and approaches intersect with and illuminate Whitman's ideas about democracy, sexuality, America, and the importance of literature." "Scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America set out to track the ways in which Whitman's poetry has become part of China's cultural landscape as well as the literary landscapes of other countries. By describing his assimilation into other cultures and his resulting transformation into a hybrid poet, these essayists celebrate Whitman's multiple manifestations in other languages and contexts."--Jacket
Leaves of grass : the sesquicentennial essays by Kenneth M Price( )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains seventeen essays by pre-eminent scholars representing a variety of critical perspectives that focus on Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass". This book features contributors who treat Whitman's poetry, his biography, his politics, his reception in the United States and abroad, race and ethnic issues, and nineteenth-century America
Walt Whitman--the measure of his song by Jim Perlman( Book )

20 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published to wide critical acclaim in 1981, this revised and expanded monumental anthology charts the ongoing American and international response to the legacy of the seminal poet Walt Whitman (1819-1892). Beginning with Ralph Waldo Emerson's famous 1855 letter, "I greet you at the beginning of a great career ...," this new edition contains responses from Henry David Thoreau, Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, Pablo Neruda, Allen Ginsberg, June Jordan, Robert Duncan, Meridel Le Sueur, among others, plus an engaging introduction by Ed Folsom, "Talking Back to Walt Whitman."" "There are nearly 100 contributions, interspersed with a gallery of photographs of Whitman, and capped by an exhaustive bibliography of poems and essays in response to Whitman."--Jacket
Democratic vistas : the original edition in facsimile by Walt Whitman( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written in the aftermath of the American Civil War during the ferment of national Reconstruction, Walt Whitman's Democratic Vistas remains one of the most penetrating analyses of democracy ever written. Now available for the first time in a facsimile of the original 1870-1871 edition, with an introduction and annotations by noted Whitman scholar Ed Folsom that illuminate the essay's historical and cultural contexts, this searing analysis of American culture offers readers today the opportunity to argue with Whitman over the nature of democracy and the future of the nation." --Book Jacket
Re-scripting Walt Whitman : an introduction to his life and work by Ed Folsom( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking account of Whitman's identification of himself with his books, this introductory guide weaves together the writer's life with an examination of his works, especially his evolving masterpiece Leaves of Grass." "Authors Ed Folsom and Kenneth M. Price examine the material conditions and products of Whitman's "scripted life," including the long-overlooked original manuscripts that illuminate his motives, ideas, and writing processes. They also investigate Whitman's "life in print," the ways that his training and experience as a printer and typesetter led him to believe that he could literally transfer his identity to the printed page and embody himself in his books. The result is an innovative introduction to Walt Whitman that focuses on those places where the writer's life and work most thoroughly meld."--Jacket
Walt Whitman's native representations by Ed Folsom( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These cultural actions taught him how to make native representations
W.S. Merwin : essays on the poetry( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regions of memory : uncollected prose, 1949-82 by W. S Merwin( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of Walt Whitman by Roger Asselineau( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now, nearly forty years after its original translation into English, Roger Asselineau's complete and magisterial biography of Walt Whitman will remind readers of the complex weave of traditions in Whitman scholarship. It is startling to recognize how much of our current understanding of Whitman was already articulated by Asselineau nearly half a century ago. Throughout its eight hundred pages, The Evolution of Walt Whitman speaks with authority on a vast range of topics that define both Whitman the man and Whitman the mythical personage. Remarkably, most of these discussions remain fre
Conserving Walt Whitman's fame : selections from Horace Traubel's Conservator, 1890-1919 by Gary Schmidgall( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is now difficult to imagine that, in the years before Whitman's death in 1892, there was real doubt in the minds of Whitman and his literary circle whether Leaves of Grass would achieve lasting fame. Much of the critical commentary in the first decade after his burial in Camden was as negative as that in Boston's Christian Register, which spoke of Whitman as someone who "succeeded in writing a mass of trash without form, rhythm, or vitality."That the balance finally tipped toward admiration, culminating in Whitman's acceptance into the literary canon, was due substantially to the unflagging
Song of myself : with a complete commentary by Walt Whitman( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
The Walt Whitman archive( )

in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Walt Whitman Archive is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Whitman's vast work, for the first time, easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers."--About the archive
Walt Whitman by Walt Whitman( )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the full text of the New York University Press's scholarly ed. of The collected writings of Walt Whitman, a large selection of manuscripts from the Library of Congress's Feinberg and Thomas B. Harned collections, the New York Public Library's Oscar Lion and Berg collections, facsimiles of the editions of Leaves of grass published during Whitman's lifetime and Two rivulets, Drum taps, and Sequel to drum taps, over 100 images of Whitman, an archival recording of Whitman's voice, and contemporary reviews of Whitmans's work
Walt Whitman : Whitman making books, books making Whitman : a catalog & commentary by Ed Folsom( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This heart's geography's map" : the photographs of Walt Whitman( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Walt Whitman archive by Walt Whitman( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Web site is an electronic research and teaching tool that sets out to make Walt Whitman's vast work easily and conveniently accessible to scholars, students, and general readers. Visitors will learn that Whitman, America's most influential poet, is the most challenging of all American authors in terms of the textual difficulties his work presents. This site allows visitors to bridge that gap and to really dive into his works
What do we represent? : Walt Whitman, representative democracy, and democratic representation by Ed Folsom( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Whitman & the class struggle by Andrew Lawson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By reconsidering Whitman not as the proletarian voice of American diversity but as a historically specific poet with roots in the antebellum lower middle class, Andrew Lawson in Walt Whitman and the Class Struggle defines the tensions and ambiguities about culture, class, and politics that underlie his poetry. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources from across the range of antebellum print culture, Lawson uses close readings of Leaves of Grass to reveal Whitman as an artisan and an autodidact ambivalently balanced between his sense of the injustice of class privilege and his desire for distinction. Consciously drawing upon the languages of both the elite culture above him and the vernacular culture below him, Whitman constructed a kind of middle linguistic register that attempted to filter these conflicting strata and defuse their tensions: "You shall not look through my eyes either, nor take things from me, You shall listen to all sides and filter them from yourself." By exploring Whitman's internal struggle with the contradictions and tensions of his class identity, Lawson locates the source of his poetic innovation. By revealing a class-conscious and conflicted Whitman, he realigns our understanding of the poet's political identity and distinctive use of language and thus valuably alters our perspective on his poetry
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Walt Whitman : the centennial essays
Walt Whitman : the centennial essaysWhitman East & West : new contexts for reading Walt WhitmanLeaves of grass : the sesquicentennial essaysWalt Whitman--the measure of his songDemocratic vistas : the original edition in facsimileRe-scripting Walt Whitman : an introduction to his life and workWalt Whitman's native representationsThe evolution of Walt Whitman
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