Live oak, with moss

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New York : Abrams ComicArts, [2019].
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167 pages, 25 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles ; 22 cm
Southside - Adult
811.3 Whi
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As he was turning forty, Walt Whitman wrote twelve poems in a small handmade book he entitled "Live Oak, With Moss." The poems were intensely private reflections on his attraction to and affection for other men. They were also Whitman's most adventurous explorations of the theme of same-sex love, composed decades before the word "homosexual" came into use. Whitman never published the cycle. Instead he cut them up, rearranged them, and hid them in the "Calamus" cluster of poems in the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. Selznick has been greatly influenced by Whitman and has created more than 100 pages of original images that form a visual narrative around his work which provide a stirring interpretation.This transporting tour de force presents Whitman like never before and will be beloved by Selznick's myriad fans as well as poetry lovers everywhere. An afterword by Professor Karen Karbiener illuminates the story of Whitman's enigmatic cluster of poems, provides keys for interpreting their meanings, and highlights their contemporary significance"--,adapted from the publisher's description and introduction.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Whitman, W., Selznick, B., Karbiener, K., & Whitman, W. (2019). Live oak, with moss . Abrams ComicArts.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Walt Whitman et al.. 2019. Live Oak, With Moss. New York: Abrams ComicArts.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Walt Whitman et al.. Live Oak, With Moss New York: Abrams ComicArts, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Whitman, Walt, Brian Selznick, Karen Karbiener, and Walt Whitman. Live Oak, With Moss Abrams ComicArts, 2019.

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