Tuesday, November 25 2014
Rebel Souls tells how Walt Whitman and a cast of colorful characters helped define American culture from a dark, 19th century basement bar in Manhattan.
Sunday, September 9 2012
New York is a symbol that claws its way into the core of stories. It's never just a set piece, never just a grid of architecture. It's a city of multitudes, madness, and muddied values.
Tuesday, July 6 2010
A collection of 200-plus years of writing about the American theatre betrays a clear preference for the past over the present.
Tuesday, April 15 2008
Like its subject, Mark Zwonitzer's Walt Whitman is grand and particular.
Thursday, September 20 2007
Duke University Press has reissued the Long Island-born bard's early temperance novel in a handsome paperback edition.