Ed. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. [back], 24. narratives repeatedly decry the physical discolorations that alcoholism produces, remarking on the
'"43 Whitman and his stories certainly received considerable praise from the Budget, and the paper's appreciation of Whitman's fiction helps to explain why the newspaper's editor reprinted at least six of them in 1841 and 1842, including "Death in the School-Room," "Wild Frank's Return," "Bervance; or Father and Son," "The Child-Ghost: a Story of the Last Loyalist," and "A Legend of Life and Love"—all from The Democratic Review—and "The Reformed"—seemingly from the New York Sun.44, Several other individual stories by Whitman were praised and/or discussed in newspapers. "Addenda to Whitman's Short Stories." followed. Rodgers notes that "[d]uring the two years of his editorship he published, or republished, poems, short stories and serials by Bryant, Longfellow, Whittier, Poe, and Hawthorne, and numerous other contemporary American authors; also translations from Goethe and many other foreign writers" (xxxvii). Stacy, Jason. The story was then reprinted under a new title, " Little Jane ," in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle on December 7, 1846, while Whitman was editing that paper. After the poet's death in 1892, newspaper editors reprinted "The Tomb-Blossoms" and "The Last of the Sacred Army" as a kind of memorial or tribute to a national poet. Christianity Today strengthens the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good, and beautiful gospel. critics, however, have increasingly come to view Whitman's temperance writings as Both represent Washingtonians from Newwark, New Jersey and the New York neighborhood of Chelsea, respectively. Vol. He would later joke that he wrote Franklin Evans in three days for money under the [back], 11. (Indeed, Franklin Evans relies on drama and moralistic sensationalism to make its appeal.) New York: Random House, 1929. v–xxiv. Although the purpose of this piece is to highlight the Dollar Newspaper's "liberal reward" of "$300 for five stories," the use of Whitman's pieces as a case study sheds new light on the poet's wide readership but clearly less-than-lucrative fiction career. The Sun. "Temperance Among the Firemen!" Jefferson, NC; London: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1992. Although Whitman's short fiction has been published before, these publications have largely been based on later versions of many of the stories.
Where English, Thomas Dunn. [back], 48. Whitman's "The Tomb-Blossoms" was reprinted in London in the July 1842 issue of The Great Western Magazine and Anglo-American Journal.
Temperance Narratives," in Sentimental Men: Masculinity and the Politics of Affect in American