Walt Whitman: 10 Misconceptions
Least to Greatest

by Mitchell Santine Gould, Curator, LeavesOfGrass.Org


Throughout the decades that I’ve devoted to a study of the life and times of Walt Whitman, I’ve been impressed by how misunderstood he has always been — not only by casual readers, but even biographers. It's time to dispell the confusion. Here are the top 10 misconceptions about Walt Whitman and his book, Leaves of Grass — in order from smallest to greatest. To browse the entries, click the arrow buttons at the top or bottom of the page.

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