Book Talk with Michael Robertson on Sunday January 4
Washington Friends of Whitman
Invite you to a special afternoon book talk with
Professor of English at the College of New Jersey
Worshipping Walt: The Whitman Disciples
Published by Princeton University Press
When: Sunday, January 4th 2009
Where: 1873 Ingleside Terrace, NW Washington DC 20010 in Mount Pleasant
At the home of Neil Richardson and Karen Loeschner
"For some devoted readers in the late nineteenth century, Walt Whitman was a 'man magnified to the dimensions of a god,' and Leaves of Grass a divinely inspired gospel. In a series of entertaining and acutely observed biographies of the 'Whitman disciples,' Robertson situates their fervor in a complex religions landscape."The New Yorker
"Robertson's collection of reflective biographies brilliantly illuminates Whitman's life and the wider life of his poetry. It is a book of physical, intellectual and spiritual adventures, and the author's own adventures with Whitman are not the least of its pleasures."--Michael Schmidt, Financial Times
Refreshments including Walt's favorite Champagne will be served!
Copies of Worshipping Walt will be available for purchase.
Start your new year off right!