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Abstract

Introduces two little-known sketches Whitman made for the spine of the 1856 edition of Leaves of Grass and discusses Whitman's use of Emerson's words ("I greet you at the beginning of a great career") on the spine and Whitman's "canny and sometimes ruthless" self-promotional campaign.

Rights

Copyright © 1986 C. Carroll Hollis

DOI

10.13008/2153-3695.1144

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