Posted by: Erin Longbottom | 15th Sep, 2009

Walt Whitman, Who Are You?

I suppose one of the questions I have is how egotistical Walt Whitman really was. I feel like if he was as self-confident as he makes himself out to be, he would be really annoying to hang out with. I guess I’d like to know more about how Whitman was just in personal, normal life.


One of the things I find fascinating is that many descriptions of WW by his friends depict him as gentle, kind, sweet, and actually closer to quiet than the boisterous voice we get in the poetry. This is a Whitman I’ve been thinking a lot about recently.

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