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Stovall, Floyd. The Foreground of Leaves of Grass. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1974.
Type: Book ; Genre: history, biography
People Mentioned in this Work
- Clapp, Henry Jr. [pages: 4-5, 6, 7,8,14, 37(n), 226]
- Called the "Prince of Bohmemia." Stovall discusses Clapp's publication of Whitman's poetry in The Saturday Press and his "Bohemian fraternity."
- Gayler, Charles [pages: 3 (n.)]
- Stovall discusses his relationship to Whitman and the Brooklyn Daily Times. Gayler became a playwright and remained a regular patron of Pfaff's even after the Bohemians left.
- House, Edward Howard [pages: 6,7]
- It is possible that House acted as an intermediary in order to get Whitman published in the Tribune.
- Leland, Charles Godfrey [pages: 223]
- Leland might have met Whitman in the 1850s at Pfaffs. Leland never became a Bohemian due to his wife's distaste for Bohemianism. He was an editor at Vanity Fair. Stovall includes Leland's discussion Whitman and the Bohemians.
- O'Brien, Fitz-James [pages: 6]
- Stovall notes that O'Brien called on Whitman.
- Saturday Press, The [pages: 3 (n.), 4-5, 37(n), 132(n),226]
- A notice of publication of "A Child's Reminiscence" in this paper appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Times on Dec. 24, 1859. Stovall also discusses Whitman's poems in relation to The Saturday Press.
- Stedman, Edmund Clarence [pages: 6]
- Stovall mentions that Stedman recalled seeing Whitman at Pfaff's.
- Whitman, Walt [pages: 3 (n.),4-5, 6, 7, 14, 38, 223]
- Stovall discusses the early reviews of Leaves of Grass and the notices of publication of his poems in The Saturday Press. Stovall also mentions that Whitman was in contact with regulars at Pfaff's and may have had assistance getting published in some New York papers. Stovall notes that Whitman had grown tired of newspaper editors' politics, disliked housebuilding, and found Pfaff's stimulating to his sense of aesthetics.
- Willis, Nathaniel Parker [pages: 38]
- Whitman most likely met him during a visit to Pfaff's sometime during 1855.
- Wood, Frank [pages: 223]
- Wood was one of the members of the Pfaff's circle and the founder of Vanity Fair.