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Orson Welles Reads Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”

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Illuminating Walt Whitman’s Words with Pictures

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It’s one of the great openings in all of American literature: “I celebrate myself, / And what I assume you shall assume, / For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” So begins Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself,” the openin...

James Earl Jones x Walt Whitman

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To atone for exposing you to Call of Duty‘s verbal atrocities, we present James Earl Jones – the voice of Darth Vader and Mufasa – reading Walt Whitman’s A Song of Myself. Read along here.  Recorded in 1973 at 92nd Street Y.

Happy Birthday, Walt Whitman: James Earl Jones Reads from “Song of Myself”

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Entertainment / Books : Huffington Post: Books Blog

The following is an excerpt from Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself [Tin House Books, $28.95], illustrated by Allen Crawford, who lives in Whitman's "former backyard": I live outside of Philadelphia, where Walt Whitman spent his la...

On The Books: Orson Welles reading Walt Whitman’s ‘Song of Myself’ will root you to your chair

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Walt Whitman’s poetry flares up a lot in Americana. Breaking Bad‘s meth kingpin Walter White had an inscribed copy of


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