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«I created this bookstore like a man would write a novel, building each room like a chapter, and I like people to open the door the way they open a book, a book that leads into a magic world in their imaginations.» —George Whitman

One of my favorite places in Paris, it’s magical.   

Image: Walt Whitman (FPG/Getty Images)

A literary treasure buried for more than a century has been unearthed by a grad student at the University of Houston. What’s notable about the work is its author — the beloved American poet Walt Whitman — and its place in Whitman’s literary career — just three years before he published Leaves of Grass.

Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman

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Title: Bugs Bunny - Baker Man

Series: Whitman Cozy Corner Series 206125

Characters: Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Elmer Fudd, Cicero Pig, Mr. Miller the Baker Man

Creators: Pictures by Warner Bros Cartoons Inc., Adapted by Ralph Heimdahl and Samuel Armstrong

Year: 1952 Warner Bros Cartoons Inc

Publisher(s): Whitman Publishing Company, (Western Publishing)

Story: Bugs Bunny takes over a baker shop for the day and gets his friends to help.

Good/Bad: The art is awesome. The story is good. Cozy Corner books are as tall as Little Golden Books (at least), but much wider.

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“My love of movies started when I was 7 years old, living in a small town, going to the movies all the time, and finding the people in the movies more interesting than the people in my small town.” – Washington native and University of Washington graduate, Robert Osborne of Turner Classic Movies.  “Now voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.”

Mae Whitman is the best at voicing beautiful tough girls.

Shanti (the jungle book 2)
Tinkerbell (tinkerbell movies)
Katara (ATLA)
April O'Neil (TMNT 2012)
Heather (Dragons race to the edge)
Plaxum (Voltron)

THE LIST GOES ON!!!

This is what you shall do :
Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyranny, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men — go freely with powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and with the mothers of families — re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul.
—  Walt Whitman, preface to “Leaves of Grass”, 1855
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LII

The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains of my gab and my loitering.

I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

The last scud of day holds back for me,
It flings my likeness after the rest and true as any on the shadow’d wilds,
It coaxes me to the vapor and the dusk.

I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,
I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags.

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you.

Walt Whitman (b. 31 May 1819), “Song of Myself,” in WHITMAN (The Laurel Poetry Series)

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Title: Bugs Bunny and the Big Red Apples

Series: Whitman Cozy Corner Series 2032-25

Characters: Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Petunia Pig, Elmer Fudd, Cicero Pig

Creators: Pictures by Warner Bros Cartoons Inc., Adapted by Ralph Heimdahl and Al Dempster

Year: 1950 Warner Bros Cartoons Inc

Publisher(s): Whitman Publishing Company, (Western Publishing)

Story: Bugs Bugs Bunny goes Apple crazy. 

Good/Bad: The art is awesome. The story is good. Cozy Corner books are as tall as Little Golden Books (at least), but much wider.