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Walt Whitman, PBS ; written and directed by Mark Zwonitzer ; produced and co-directed by Jamila Wignot ; producer, Patrick Long ; a Patrick Long Productions film in association with HiddenHill Productions for American experience

Label
Walt Whitman, PBS ; written and directed by Mark Zwonitzer ; produced and co-directed by Jamila Wignot ; producer, Patrick Long ; a Patrick Long Productions film in association with HiddenHill Productions for American experience
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Main title
Walt Whitman
Medium
videorecording
Oclc number
228416366
Responsibility statement
PBS ; written and directed by Mark Zwonitzer ; produced and co-directed by Jamila Wignot ; producer, Patrick Long ; a Patrick Long Productions film in association with HiddenHill Productions for American experience
Runtime
120
Summary
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
Technique
live action
Classification
Genre
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