Walt WhitmanUnknown - 2008
One of the most-recognized figures in American literary history: poet, patriot, and faithful advocate of democracy. But in his own time, critics denounced Walt Whitman as a "lunatic raving in pitiable delirium". This "American experience" production tells Whitman's life story, from his working class childhood in Long Island to his years as a newspaper reporter in Brooklyn when he struggled to support his impoverished family, then to his reckless pursuit of the attention and affection he craved for his work, to his death in 1892 at the age of 72.
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video [distributor], c2008.
Edition: Widescreen format.
Branch Call Number: DVD 811.3 WHITMAN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 120 min.) : sound, black and white & color ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: American experience (Television program)