[hwit-muh n, wit-]
- Marcus,1802–47, U.S. missionary and pioneer.
- Walt(er),1819–92, U.S. poet.
- a city in SE Massachusetts.
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As a place, it existed in my imagination long before I ever went there thanks to [Walt] Whitman and [Hart] Crane.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho
September 19, 2014
Faulkner, Whitman, and Dickinson did not labor in vain; their books live on, horizontally, stacked like bricks in a display case.A Teacher Returns to the Classroom and Gets Schooled
September 1, 2014
But in 2013, Whitman was one of more than 75 prominent conservatives who signed a legal brief opposing Prop 8.Prop 8’s Conservative Fans: Where Are They Now?
June 28, 2014
He could recite reams of Frost, Dickinson, Whitman, and Lowell, and he did so while I stood there, amazed.GOP Hypocrisy: Outraged Over Benghazi, Silent on Iraq
May 11, 2014
The kind of description and attention to detail that Whitman employs is what puts the “literary” in literary journalism.Jeff Sharlet’s ‘Radiant Truths’: How Religion Shaped American Literary Journalism
Jonathan D. Fitzgerald
May 4, 2014
He had declared him to be more American than any of these—more American even than Whitman.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Or, as Whitman put it, "There will never be any more perfection than there is now."The Task of Social Hygiene
Whitman also, we may add, wished Traubel to be so remembered.
Horace Traubel will be remembered, as he wished to be remembered, as the biographer of Whitman.
This is a matter of no small concern to the curators of the Whitman cult.
- Walt (er). 1819–92, US poet, whose life's work is collected in Leaves of Grass (1855 and subsequent enlarged editions). His poems celebrate existence and the multiple elements that make up a democratic society
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