Tag Archives: Walt Whitman

Literary Brooklyn: A Living Inspiration

While browsing in the Greenlight Bookstore on Fulton Street, I encountered this recent book about Brooklyn writers. The author, Evan Hughes, landed not one but two book reviews in The New York Times, one by Dwight Garner and another by Sharifa … Continue reading

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The Original American Memoirist? Walt Whitman!

What could be a better, and more honest, title for a memoir than Song of Myself? I had not thought of Whitman as the originator of American memoir (usually slave narratives and captivity narratives are given credit for this honor), … Continue reading

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