WHITMAN ILLUMINATED: SONG OF MYSELF (TIN HOUSE, MAY 2014)
Illustrator Allen Crawford has turned the original sixty-page poem from Whitman’s 1855 edition into a sprawling, 256-page work of art. The densely-handwritten text and illustrations intermingle in a way that’s both surprising and wholly in tune with the spirit of the poem—exuberant, rough, and wild. Whitman Illuminated: Song of Myself is a sensational reading experience, an artifact in its own right, and a masterful tribute to the Good Gray Poet.
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THE AFFECTED PROVINCIAL’S COMPANION, VOLUME ONE (BLOOMSBURY, 2006)
“Once, sissies were mistaken for gentlemen; alas, now gentlemen are mistaken for sissies.”
Allen Crawford’s first book is a feat of smartassery. Like a butterfly captured in a flower’s glistening raiment of morning dew, so the thoughts of Lord Breaulove Swells Whimsy are found in The Affected Provincial’s Companion, Volume One. A bounteous selection of essays, philosophical diagrams, poetry, and other such Arcadian follies concerning the art of curious living and the reintroduction of ancient charm into this vale of mud and tears known heretofore as the modern life. Designed and illustrated by the author.
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