William Rossetti: The Brit Who (Basically) Saved Walt Whitman from Obscurity

One of the primary attractions to Whitman for critics and readers on both sides of the Atlantic was his essential other-ness, his status as an outsider representing an image of America that promoted England’s former colonies as a land of untrammeled freedom, a natural wilderness replete with opportunities to ignore the established conventions of decorum … Continue reading William Rossetti: The Brit Who (Basically) Saved Walt Whitman from Obscurity