Born on Long Island and raised in Brooklyn, Walt Whitman spent his childhood and early adulthood amid the sights and sounds of New York City and its environs.
Carpenter discusses Whitman's real-life and literary personas and claims that Whitman was more of "a reformer than a bohemian." Carpenter also claims that Whitman's self-written biography for Burroughs' biography was an important fictional creation of Whitman's literary persona.
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