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Wrenching Times
Poems from Drum-Taps by Walt Whitman

  • <em>Wrenching Times</em>


Walt Whitman's collection of poems Drum-Taps, first published in 1865, offers an absolutely convincing and thoroughly compelling poetic account of men at war. In this selection M. Wynn Thomas presents the poems in a new and illuminating sequence.

Whitman himself explained how Drum-Taps expressed “the pending action of this Time and Land we swim in, with all their large conflicting fluctuations of despair and hope, the shiftings, masses, and the whirl and deafening din...but it also has the blast of the trumpet...and then an undertone of sweetest comradeship and human love, threading its steady thread inside the chaos...”

M. Wynn Thomas is Senior Lecturer in English at University College, Swansea, and is one of the world's leading Whitman scholars.
—Gwasg Gregynog

9 x 15 inches. 72 pages. 9 color wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. (visit for book purchase details)

The Prints

Individual signed and numbered prints from Wrenching Times

Cavalry Crossing. 6 x 10 inches. Edition size: 100. $220
First O Songs. 6 x 10 inches.Edition size: 100. $220
Lincoln's Funeral Train. 3 x 7 inches. Edition size: 25. $220
Look Down Fair Moon. 6 x 10 inches. Edition size: 100. $220
Soldier. 6 x 8 inches. Edition size: 100. $220
The Dresser. 6 x 10 inches. Edition size: 100. $220
Walt Whitman 6 x 8 inches. Edition size: 100. $220