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Oscar Wilde in 1882 (Library of Congress)

When Oscar Met Walt: Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman, January 1882

Walt Whitman is one of America’s greatest poets. He was profoundly affected by his time spent visiting and caring for the wounded during the American Civil War, an experience that influenced much of his subsequent writing. In the decades following the conflict, one of Whitman’s biggest fans was a young Irish poet and¬†playwright who was […]

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