“When he was twenty-two, Stoker read and fell in love with Walt Whitman’s poetry, finding solace and joy between the covers of Leaves of Grass. And, like many fans, he wanted the connection that he felt to Whitman to be real. Late one night, cloaked in the comfort of darkness, Stoker poured his soul out to Whitman in a shockingly honest letter that described himself and his disposition. That letter, when Stoker finally mustered the courage to mail it, would begin an unexpected literary friendship that lasted until Whitman’s death.” The unlikely friendship between Walt Whitman and Bram Stoker.
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“When he was twenty-two, Stoker read and fell in love with Walt Whitman’s poetry, finding solace and joy between the covers of Leaves of Grass. And, like many fans, he wanted the connection that he felt to Whitman to be real. Late one night, cloaked in the comfort of darkness, Stoker poured his soul out to Whitman in a shockingly honest letter that described himself and his disposition. That letter, when Stoker finally mustered the courage to mail it, would begin an unexpected literary friendship that lasted until Whitman’s death.” The unlikely friendship between Walt Whitman and Bram Stoker.

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    I love literary bosom buddies. ;] ♥
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    (via TumbleOn)
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    It’s fascinating to think about what’s gone into the creation of your favorite story. I remember reading someone...
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    “When he was twenty-two, Stoker read and fell in love with Walt Whitman’s poetry, finding solace and joy between the...
  9. dabeastmachine reblogged this from poetsorg and added:
    GAY *in sherlock holmes voice* no really though, well Whitman was anyway. I wouldn’t bet against Stoker either though....
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    Oh man that is GREAT. I really gotta read Leaves of Grass; I bought it, but still haven’t read it. /o\
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    There is something very satisfying about the idea of Bram Stoker, creator of one of the most enduring fannish...
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