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In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 1, The Early Years (1819–1855)
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directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 1 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 1 hour 4 mins

Part One: The Early Years (1819–1855)

Walt Whitman rises from a hardscrabble boyhood in New York to write Leaves of Grass in 1855 that revolutionizes poetry. This episode explores the mystery of how a seemingly ordinary writer, with little education or training, could have created such a literature-altering master...

directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 1 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 1 hour 4 mins
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In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 2, Becoming a Poet (1855-1864)
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directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 2 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 57 mins

Part Two: Becoming a Poet (1855-1864)

The poet publishes Leaves of Grass, receives a fateful letter from Ralph Waldo Emerson, and moves to Washington to care for sick and injured Civil War soldiers. This episode brings to life such renowned poems as “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking,” “Crossing Brooklyn...

directed by Andrew D. Kaplan; produced by Andrew D. Kaplan, East Rock Films; performed by Richard S. Rose, in In Search of Walt Whitman, Part 2 (East Rockaway, NY: East Rock Films, 2020), 57 mins
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