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Zachary Turpin has recently discovered "Life and Adventures of Jack Engle," a lost novel by Walt Whitman, and it appears in full in the new issue of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review (WWQR). The novel, previously unknown to Whitman scholars, was published anonymously in a New York newspaper in 1852 and will change the way readers see Whitman's writing career.

A book-length work by Walt Whitman, discovered by Zachary Turpin, appears in its entirety in the Volume 33, Number 3 issue of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review (WWQR). "Manly Health and Training," previously unknown to Whitman scholars, is a thirteen-part journalistic series of 47,000 words that may bridge gaps in the poet's biography and change the way readers understand Whitman's writings from this period.