Tuesday, June 26, 2012

South Carolina EAD entry updated

Joel Myerson sent Ken Price images of a new Whitman poetry manuscript that is part of the Myerson Collection at the University of South Carolina. The images have been processed, a database entry for the manuscript has been created (usc.00003), and South Carolina's EAD file has been updated so that the manuscript appears in the Integrated Finding Guide. The one-leaf manuscript, titled "Annex at 69," contains titles for a contemplated cluster of poems - "Annex at 69" and "Fancies at Navesink & other pieces 1883 to 88."

- Kevin

Correction made to transcription of 1855 Leaves

Ed Folsom noticed that our transcription of the 1855 Leaves of Grass contained an discrepancy with the image of the page. Our transcription of page 56, three lines from the end, read "Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged," but the image shows the text to read "Failing to fetch me me at first keep encouraged (the double "me" being a typo which appears in all known copies of the 1855 Leaves). I have added an extra "me" to our transcription to correspond with this typo. The change can be found here: http://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1855/whole.html

- Kevin

Friday, June 22, 2012

New Critical Texts Added; Page Images for Leaves of Grass Imprints Available

PDFs of 19 books from the University of Iowa Press Whitman series are now available on a slightly revamped Selected Criticism page: http://whitmanarchive.org/criticism/current/index.html (several of the works are available as both PDF and HTML). In addition to these new book-length studies, also now available is an essay by Ken Price, "Love, War, and Revision in Whitman's Blue Book." To accommodate these additions, the introductory text of the page has been slightly revised. In addition, the underlying page code is now a TEI file dynamically transformed to HTML.

Yesterday (June 21, 2012), we added page images of Leaves of Grass Imprints, accessible via the U.S. Editions of Leaves of Grass page, http://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/index.html, or directly here: http://whitmanarchive.org/published/imprints/images/index.html Introductory text to Leaves of Grass Imprints is forthcoming.

Finally, the "About" text linked from the Blue Book entry of U. S. Editions of Leaves of Grass page now points to Price's "Love, War, and Revision in Whitman's Blue Book." (Previously, this link pointed to an entry from the Walt Whitman Encyclopedia. That entry is still accessible here: http://www.whitmanarchive.org/criticism/current/encyclopedia/entry_84.htm)


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Volume 2 of With Walt Whitman in Camden added

With the publication of this volume, this work is now available in its entirety. Kudos to Matt Cohen and his many assistants over the years.

~ Brett