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Whitman's & Dickinson's contemporaries : an anthology of their verse

Title
Whitman's & Dickinson's contemporaries : an anthology of their verse / edited and with an introduction by Robert Bain.
Publication
Carbondale, IL : Southern Illinois University Press, 1996.

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Additional Authors
Bain, Robert (Robert A.)
Description
xxxiv, 555 pages; 25 cm
Summary
"Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson were not the poetic stars of their day; Whitman's following was minuscule, if influential, and only a few friends knew that Dickinson wrote poetry. But the contemporaries who eclipsed these major poets now have largely disappeared from our literary landscape." "In this distinctive anthology, Robert Bain gathers together thirteen other scholars to re-present the poetry of these former luminaries, allowing readers to rediscover them, reconstruct the poetic contexts of their age, and better understand why Whitman and Dickinson now overshadow other poets of their time." "Arranged chronologically according to the birth dates of the poets, this anthology introduces each poet's work, providing biographical information and discussing the major forms and themes of the work. Each introduction places the poet in a literary and historical context with Whitman and Dickinson and provides a bibliography of secondary sources." "This remarkable book recovers a part of our literary heritage that has long been lost."--BOOK JACKET.
Alternative Title
Whitman's and Dickinson's contemporaries
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
  • Lydia Huntley Sigourney: (1791-1865) / Wilson Somerville -- Death of an Infant -- Hebrew Dirge -- The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers -- The Early Blue-Bird -- Monody on Mrs. Hemans -- To a Shred of Linen -- William Cullen Bryant: (1794-1878) / Glenn Blalock -- Thanatopsis -- To a Waterfowl -- The Prairies -- The Poet -- The Death of Lincoln -- from The Flood of Years -- George Moses Horton: (1797?-1883?) / Paul Crumbley -- On Liberty and Slavery -- Division of an Estate -- George Moses Horton, Myself -- The Obstructions of Genius -- The Art of a Poet -- The Spectator of the Battle of Belmont, November 6, 1863 -- Lincoln Is Dead -- Peace at Home -- Sarah Helen Whitman: (1803-1878) / Lisa Carl -- from Sonnets: To Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- from Sonnets: To ̲̲̲̲-- Night Wanes -- from Christmas Eve -- The Portrait -- Science -- Ralph Waldo Emerson: (1803-1882) / Robert Bain -- Each and All -- Hamatreya -- The Rhodora -- The Snow-Storm -- Ode Inscribed to W. H. Channing -- Merlin -- Bacchus -- Concord Hymn -- Brahma -- Days -- William Gilmore Simms: (1806-1870) / Terry Roberts -- The Lost Pleiad -- The Edge of the Swamp -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: (1807-1882) / Robert Bain -- A Psalm of Life -- Hymn to the Night -- The Slave Singing at Midnight -- The Arsenal at Springfield -- The Day Is Done -- Seaweed -- from The Song of Hiawatha -- My Lost Youth -- Snow-Flakes -- Chaucer -- Milton -- The Cross of Snow -- The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls -- John Greenleaf Whittier: (1807-1892) / Robert Bain -- Ichabod! -- Skipper Ireson's Ride -- The Double-Headed Snake of Newbury -- from Snow-Bound -- Edgar Allan Poe: (1809-1849) / Robert Bain -- Sonnet - To Science -- Romance -- To Helen -- Israfel -- The City in the Sea -- The Haunted Palace -- The Conqueror Worm -- Dream-Land -- The Raven -- Oliver Wendell Holmes: (1809-1894) / Robert Bain -- Old Ironsides -- The Last Leaf -- The Chambered Nautilus -- The Deacon's Masterpiece; or, The Wonderful "One-Hoss Shay" -- Jones Very: (1813-1880) / Harry Crockett -- The Garden -- The Presence -- The Grave-Yard -- Terror -- The Hand and Foot -- Yourself -- The Silent -- The Strangers -- The Wild Rose of Plymouth -- Freedom and Union -- Hath the Rain a Father? Or, Who Hath Begotten the Drops of Dew? -- The New World -- The Freedmen of the Mississippi Valley -- The New Man -- John Godfrey Saxe: (1816-1887) / Paul Crumbley -- Rhyme of the Rail -- from The Proud Miss MacBride -- from The Money-King -- The Blind Men and the Elephant -- Henry David Thoreau: (1817-1862) / Robert Bain -- I Am a Parcel of Vain Strivings Tied -- Great God, I Ask Thee for No Meaner Pelf -- Light-Winged Smoke, Icarian Bird -- Woof of the Sun, Ethereal Gauze -- William Ellery Channing II: (1817-1901) / Mary K. Edmonds -- A Poet's Hope -- Inscription for a Garden -- October -- Sonnet XI -- To One Complaining -- Walden Spring -- James Russell Lowell: (1819-1891) / Robert Bain -- from The Biglow Papers (First Series) -- from A Fable for Critics -- Josiah Gilbert Holland: (1819-1881) / Terry Roberts -- Alone! -- Gradatim -- Intimations -- Herman Melville: (1819-1891) / Ellen Giduz -- The Portent -- Ball's Bluff -- A Utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fight -- Shiloh -- Malvern Hill -- The House-Top -- The Apparition -- The Aeolian Harp -- The Maldive Shark -- In a Garret -- Monody -- Art -- Greek Architecture -- Alice Cary: (1820-1871) / Wilson Somerville -- Pictures of Memory -- An Order for a Picture -- The Bridal Veil -- Snowed Under -- Morna -- Frederick Goddard Tuckerman: (1821-1873) / Paul Crumbley -- from The First Sonnet Sequence -- from The Second Sonnet Sequence -- from The Fifth Sonnet Sequence -- The Cricket -- Thomas Buchanan Read: (1822-1872) / Taimi Olsen -- The Closing Scene -- L'Envoi -- Sheridan's Ride -- Phoebe Cary: (1824-1871) / Wilson Somerville -- The Christian Woman -- Death Scene -- Nearer Home -- Samuel Brown -- The Day Is Done -- Jacob -- A Woman's Conclusions -- Bayard Taylor: (1825-1878) / Lisa Carl -- from Hylas -- from The Temptation of Hassan Ben Kaled -- Bedouin Song -- Sonnet -- from the Quaker Widow -- Richard Henry Stoddard: (1825-1903) / Ellen Giduz -- Silent Songs -- The Flight of Youth -- Adsum -- A Woman's Poem -- An Old Song Reversed -- Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: (1825-1911) / William R. Nash -- The Slave Mother, a Tale of the Ohio -- Bury Me in a Free Land -- Learning to Read -- A Double Standard -- The Martyr of Alabama -- John Townsend Trowbridge: (1827-1916) / Taimi Olsen -- The Vagabonds -- from Darius Green and His Flying-Machine -- Henry Timrod: (1828-1867) / Terry Roberts -- Most Men Know Love -- Ethnogenesis -- The Cotton Boll -- I Know Not Why -- Spring -- The Unknown Dead -- Ode -- Paul Hamilton Hayne: (1830-1886) / Terry Roberts -- By the Grave of Henry Timrod -- Fire-Pictures -- Sonnet -- Aspects of the Pines -- The Mocking-Bird at Night -- Death's Self -- Helen Hunt Jackson: (1830-1885) / Lisa Carl -- Thought -- Spinning -- Gondolieds -- Ariadne's Farewell -- Coronation -- My Legacy -- The Gods Said Love Is Blind -- A Woman's Death Wound -- Semitones -- Edmund Clarence Stedman: (1833-1908) / Mary K. Edmonds -- Witchcraft -- W. W. -- Sargasso Weed -- Panama -- John James Piatt: (1835-1917) / Harry Crockett -- The Mower in Ohio -- The Lost Farm -- Half-Lives -- To Walt Whitman, the Man -- An Idyl of Illinois -- The Lost Hunting Ground in Illinois -- Thomas Bailey Aldrich: (1836-1907) / Susan Bales -- Fannie -- Baby Bell -- Realism -- At the Funeral of a Minor Poet -- Art -- Fireflies -- Longfellow -- Joaquin Miller: (1837-1913) / Paul Crumbley -- Kit Carson's Ride -- from The Sea of Fire -- The Heroes of America -- Grant at Shiloh -- John Hay: (1838-1905) / E. Frances Frame -- Jim Bludso of the Prairie Belle -- A Woman's Love -- The Prairie -- Religion and Doctrine -- Abram Joseph Ryan: (1838?-1886) / Susan Bales -- The Conquered Banner -- The Sword of Robert Lee -- Song of the Mystic -- Bret Harte: (1839-1902) / William R. Nash -- Plain Language from Truthful James -- John Burns of Gettysburg -- The Ballad of the Emeu -- Edward Rowland Sill: (1841-1887) / Harry Crockett -- Five Lives -- The Fool's Prayer -- Opportunity -- Strange -- Her Explanation -- Tempted -- On Second Thought -- Sidney Lanier: (1842-1881) / Wilson Somerville -- The Ship of Earth -- Corn -- Evening Song -- Tampa Robins -- The Marshes of Glynn -- Opposition -- A Ballad of Trees and the Master -- John Banister Tabb: (1845-1909) / Paul Crumbley -- At Lanier's Grave -- The Debtor Christ -- Narcissus -- The Humming-Bird -- Poetry -- The Captives -- Evolution -- Beethoven and Angelo -- The Tollmen -- Deus Absconditus -- A Sunset -- Variety Is the Spice of Life -- My Captive -- The Coronation of Mary -- The Grave-Digger -- Going Blind -- Emma Lazarus: (1849- 1887) / Mary K. Edmonds -- Links -- On a Tuft of Grass -- In the Jewish Synagogue at Newport -- How Long -- Echoes -- The Crowing of the Red Cock -- The New Colossus -- The Cranes of Ibycus -- Venus of the Louvre -- Assurance -- James Whitcomb Riley: (1849-1916) / E. Frances Frame -- The Old Swimmin'-Hole -- Little Orphant Annie -- Craqueodoom -- Our Hired Girl -- Eugene Field: (1850-1895) / Susan Bales -- An Ohio Ditty -- Little Boy Blue -- To Chloe -- The Duel -- Little Willie -- Ella Wheeler Wilcox: (1850-1919) / Scott Romine -- Lines from "Maurine" -- Art and Heart -- The Common Lot -- Solitude -- The Difference -- Artist and Man -- The City -- Woman -- Achievement -- What Love Is -- Optimism -- Concentration --
  • Life's Opera -- Edwin Markham: (1852-1940) / William R. Nash -- The Man with the Hoe -- The Whirlwind Road -- Song Made Flesh -- Lincoln, the Man of the People -- Henrietta Cordelia Ray: (1852?-1916) / Lisa Carl -- Lincoln -- To My Father -- In Memoriam, Frederick Douglass -- from Verses to My Heart's Sister -- Lizette Woodworth Reese: (1856-1935) / Mary K. Edmonds -- The Deserted House -- Blackberry Blossoms -- Doubt -- Truth -- After the Rain -- Compensation -- A Passing Mood -- Reserve -- In Praise of Common Things -- Tears -- Spring Ecstasy -- Before the Look of You -- Ben[jamin] [Franklin] King: (1857-1894) / Glenn Blalock -- If I Should Die -- Say When, and Say It -- Evolution -- De Bugle on De Hill -- Nobody Knows -- Decorate De Cabin -- The Pessimist -- Horace Logo Traubel: (1858-1919) / Glenn Blalock -- Near You Is Sorrow and Plaint -- Curse Not the Sleeping Past -- Cosmos -- I Saw a Thousand Singers Hand in Hand -- Wild Rose -- Face to Face -- Before Time Was Woman -- Louise Imogen Guiney: (1861-1920) / Taimi Olsen -- The Wild Ride -- Tarpeia -- Two Irish Peasant Songs -- The Kings -- Summum Bonum -- Sunday Chimes in the City -- In the Docks -- Sanctuary -- Borderlands -- Edith Newbold Jones Wharton: (1862-1937) / Ellen Giduz -- Some Woman to Some Man -- Wants -- Chartres -- from Margaret of Cortona -- from The Mortal Lease -- Survival -- Richard Hovey: (1864-1900) / E. Frances Frame -- Vagabondia -- A Stein Song -- Harmonics -- When the Priest Left -- Her Valentine -- Love and Pity -- Madison Cawein: (1865-1914) / Scott Romine -- Discovery -- Penetralia -- The Wind of Spring -- Beauty and Art -- Prototypes -- The Winds -- Enchantment -- William Vaughn Moody: (1869-1910) / William R. Nash -- Good Friday Night -- from The Masque of Judgment -- from Jetsam -- from The Daguerreotype -- from The Fire-Bringer -- from Second Coming -- Paul Laurence Dunbar: (1872-1906) / Harry Crockett -- Ode to Ethiopia -- Accountability -- An Anti-Bellum Sermon -- We Wear the Mask -- Angelina -- Chrismus on the Plantation -- Sympathy -- The Haunted Oak -- The Poet.
ISBN
  • 0809317214 (cloth)
  • 0809320312 (pbk.)
LCCN
95009867
OCLC
  • 32132181
  • ocm32132181
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries