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Authors

Amanda Gailey

Peer Reviewed

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Abstract

Examines the "poems, parodies, homages, reviews, and essays concerning Whitman that were either first published or reprinted in the Saturday Press," totaling "no fewer than 46 items--excluding advertisements," and proposes that these pieces "serve as a record of how the reading public responded to Whitman's controversial poems as he transitioned visibly into the role of vocational poet" and reveal how Henry Clapp, the publisher of the Press, molded Whitman "into a factional poet of the North"; concludes by looking at the two Whitman items Clapp published in his second, postwar, run of the Saturday Press.

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