Song of a Social Butterfly
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Published in: May-June 2015 issue.

Rebel SoulsRebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians
by Justin Martin
Da Capo Press. 339 pages, $27.99


Justin Martin, the author of Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians, is clearly a man of eclectic interests, having previously written biographies of Frederick Law Olmsted, Ralph Nader, and Alan Greenspan. He has now turned his attention to the biography of an entire group.        

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Alan Helms is professor emeritus of English at UMass-Boston and the University of Paris. His dance reviews can be found at


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