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Published by Dover Publications in Mineola, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Whitman, Walt, -- 1819-1892 -- Diaries,
  • Poets, American -- 19th century -- Diaries,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- War work

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementWalt Whitman ; with an introduction by Bob Blaisdell.
GenreDiaries, Personal narratives
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3231 .A355 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23945284M
ISBN 100486476413
ISBN 109780486476414
LC Control Number2009048622
OCLC/WorldCa467927494

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Memoranda During the War book. Read 21 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. These reflections by one of America's greatest poets on th /5. Drum-Taps and Memoranda During the War, by Walt Whitman, Narrated by Bronson Pinchot, produced by Audiogo, downloaded from This is a collection of Walt Whitmans jottings when he was a volunteer nurse in Washington D.C. during the Civil War/5. During the Civil War, from , Walt Whitman spent much of his time with wounded soldiers, both in the field and in the hospitals. The 40 notebooks he filled became the basis for the extraordinary diary of a medic in the Civil War.   The book offers an astounding amalgam of death portraits, anecdotes of battle, last words, messages to distant loved ones, and remarkably restrained and muted descriptions of pain, dismemberment, and dying--all of it, however grim, suffused with Whitman's undiminished enthusiasm and affection for these young soldiers.

Get this from a library! Memoranda during the war. [Walt Whitman; Peter Coviello] -- "In December of , having read his brother's name in a casualty list, Walt Whitman rushed from Brooklyn to the war front, where he found his brother wounded but recovering. But Whitman also found. While searching for his wounded brother during the Civil War, Walt Whitman found his vocation as a volunteer at military hospitals. These Memoranda record the sights and sounds he encountered: soldiers' anecdotes of recent battles and army life, their last words and final messages, and Whitman's own reflections on the conflict's day-to-day and historical significance.   Memoranda During the War is written in prose that often compares well for beauty and intensity with the best poems in Leaves of Grass. It is easy to see why the book has served as a model for writers on the desolations of war from Stephen Crane to Hemingway to our own day." —Michael Moon, Johns Hopkins University. From the PublisherFormat: NOOK Book (Ebook). Title: Memoranda During the War By: Walt Whitman, Bob Blaisdell Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Dover Publications Dimensions: X X (inches) Weight: 4 ounces ISBN: ISBN Stock No: WWPages:

Much had happened in the ten years since the war. Published three years after the Credit Mobilier scandal of the Grant administration, two years after the "salary grab" of , and in the midst of the worst economic depression in American history, Memoranda During the War is indeed "a book of the time," as Whitman knew. But it is a book as.   Memoranda During the War is written in prose that often compares well for beauty and intensity with the best poems in Leaves of Grass. It is easy to see why the book has served as a model for writers on the desolations of war from Stephen Crane to Hemingway to our own day." —Michael Moon, Johns Hopkins University. From the Publisher1/5(1). In Whitman copyrighted Memoranda During the War, and in the following year released the volume via a private printing of approximately one thousand copies. Much of Memoranda had already appeared in five articles he had written for the New York Times during the war and six articles published in the New York Weekly Graphic in (the journalism link will take you to etexts of these pieces). Overview: Title: Whitman's Memoranda During The War Type of Content: Image Category: Book Cover[field_event_category][field_quote_category]: Parent Content: Walt Whitman: Originally Posted: .