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A Day with Walt Whitman by Maurice Clare is an immersive and captivating portrayal of one of America's greatest poets. Through the lens of a single day spent with Walt Whitman, Clare takes us on a journey that delves into the poet's life, thoughts, and creative process.

This book stands out for its richly detailed descriptions and meticulous research. Clare expertly paints a picture of the world in which Whitman lived, transporting the reader to 19th century America. From the bustling streets of New York City to the quiet serenity of nature, we are given a vivid sense of Whitman's surroundings and the influences that shaped his work.

The most remarkable aspect of this book is Clare's ability to intimately capture Whitman's character and mindset. Through his skillful prose, we are granted a glimpse into the poet's innermost thoughts and emotions. We witness his passion for democracy, his love for nature, and his unwavering commitment to writing poetry that celebrates the beauty of the human experience.

Clare's portrayal of Whitman is both enlightening and inspiring. By the end of the book, readers will have developed a deep appreciation for the poet's extraordinary vision and his lasting impact on American literature. The author's admiration for Whitman is palpable in every page, and it is this genuine enthusiasm that brings the narrative to life.

In addition to its biographical elements, A Day with Walt Whitman also offers insightful analyses of the poet's most famous works. Clare dissects Whitman's poems with an unwavering attention to detail, exploring their themes, techniques, and underlying messages. This contextualization allows readers to form a deeper understanding and appreciation of Whitman's poetry, making this book an invaluable resource for students, scholars, and poetry enthusiasts alike.

While the book's sole focus on a single day with Whitman may seem limiting, Clare manages to weave a multi-dimensional narrative that encompasses various aspects of the poet's life. From his relationships with friends and family to his personal struggles and triumphs, we are given a holistic view of Whitman as a person and artist.

Overall, A Day with Walt Whitman is a beautifully written and thoroughly researched book that offers readers a profound insight into the life and work of one of America's greatest poets. Maurice Clare's reverent portrayal of Walt Whitman is a testament to the poet's enduring legacy and serves as a reminder of the power of words and the importance of embracing the beauty of the human experience.

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[Illustration: THE OPEN ROAD.

Afoot and light hearted, I take to the open road, Healthy, free, the world before me, The long brown path before me, leading wherever I choose.

( Song of the Open Road ).]





In the same Series.

Tennyson. Wordsworth. Browning. Burns. Byron. Keats. E. B. Browning. Whittier . Rossetti. Shelley. Longfellow. Scott. Coleridge. Morris.


About six o'clock on a midsummer morning in 1877, a tall old man awoke, and was out of bed next moment, but he moved with a certain slow leisureliness, as one who will not be hurried. The reason of this deliberate movement was obvious, he had to drag a paralysed leg, which was only gradually recovering its ability and would always be slightly lame. Seen more closely, he was not by any means so old as at first sight one might imagine. His snow white hair and almost white grey beard indicated some eighty years: but he was vigorous, erect and rosy: his clear grey blue eyes were bright with a "wild hawk look," his face was firm and without a line... Continue reading book >>

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