Archive: "Walt Whitman" Category

Rediscovered works by Whitman

A PhD candidate, Zachary Turpin, made headlines in 2016 and again this year when he announced the discovery of two long-forgotten works by Walt Whitman: a series of newspaper articles entitled “Manly Health and Training” and a short novel, The Life and Adventures of Jack Engle: an Auto-Biography. Both texts were recently published in the …

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Comics & Rare Literary Authors

The library’s current Comics & Mormons exhibit features original artwork and published comics and graphic novels from Special Collections’ America Collection.  You may be surprised to learn that graphic novels, comic books, and even anime are hiding in other collections as well! Back in 2010, this blog featured some graphic novel treatments of Herman Meville’s …

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New Acquisitions: Literary Criticism and Biography

Looking for new sources on topics in American literature? Here are a few of the latest additions to BYU’s comprehensive collections of authors Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. You will only find them in Special Collections! Christine Gerhardt, A Place for Humility: Whitman, Dickinson, and the Natural World. University of Iowa Press, 2014.   Justin Martin, …

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Updated author collection guides

If you’re a regular user of the HBLL’s subject guides, you’ve probably seen the newly upgraded designs. We’re happy to announce that the collection guides for the Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, Robert Burns Collection, Walt Whitman Collection,  Louisa May Alcott Collection, and Herman Melville Collection have all been re-designed with updated information including recent …

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New Critical Works on American Literary Authors

Here are a few of the latest acquisitions to BYU’s comprehensive collections of authors Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Louisa May Alcott. You will only find them in Special Collections! Laure Katsaros, New York-Paris: Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City (Univ. of Michigan P, 2012). Call number: WHITMAN PS 3233 .K38 2012   Martin Kevorkian, …

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Updated LibGuides for Author Collections

Check out the new, updated LibGuides for the Alcott, Burns, Melville, Whitman, and Rowe Wordsworth Collections. You can find them on each collection’s page under the link “Collection Highlights and Other Resources,” starred in the screenshot below:  

William Wordsworth and the Invention of National Parks

The Lee Library’s newest exhibit features poet William Wordsworth and his impact on American nature writing and environmentalism. Visit the Level 3 Gallery to see rare editions of authors like Wordsworth, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, and the father of America’s national parks, John Muir — all from L. Tom Perry Special Collections. The exhibit is open …

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New critical works on Whitman and Melville

Special Collections’ exhibit “Voices of the Civil War” features Walt Whitman and Herman Melville, who both tried to grapple with the violence and suffering caused by the American Civil War through their poetry. On display are first-edition copies of Whitman’s Drum-taps and Melville’s Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War. The library collects all printed works by …

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Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass”

Did you know that Special Collections’ Walt Whitman Collection contains around 80 separate editions of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, including most of the editions issued by the poet during his lifetime? Whitman was constantly revising and reorganizing Leaves of Grass, so a collection of the various editions he released provides scholars with a picture of …

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