Twain's publishing firm issued an edition of Whitman's SELECTED POEMS in 1892 and Twain showed familiarity with the controversy about his verse in a never-completed essay written around 1880. In 1887 Twain contributed to the fund for a cottage for Whitman.  There were other signs, too, of Twain's interest in the poet and his welfare.

Alan Gribben

From: Mark Twain Forum [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dustin Zima [[log in to unmask]]
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Did Twain own a copy of Whitman's Leaves of Grass?? Anyone have Gribben's b=
ook handy and can check?? Much obliged.=20

Dustin Zima
Quincy University