Jean Huets

About me

Jean Huets is author of With Walt Whitman: Himself, a nonfiction interactive book, which prize-winning poet Steve Scafidi called “a book of marvels.” Her writing on the American Civil War era has been published in The New York Times, The Civil War Monitor, and in the book NY Times: Disunion. She co-founded Circling Rivers, an independent press dedicated to Americana: fiction, nonfiction and poetry. She authored The Cosmic Tarot book and co-authored with Stuart R. Kaplan The Encyclopedia of Tarot.

From my website

Walt Whitman and alcohol

Revisiting The New York Times’ Civil War blog Disunion — A delightful peek at Whitman’s notebook, including sketches of Walt by his drinking buddies. Walt was ambivalent about alcohol. Many Whitman biographers believe his father was alcoholic, and a friend recorded that Walt attributed his little brother’s developmental deficits to alcohol use, probably…


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My Struggle, by Karl Ove Knausgaard

Archipelago edition with artwork by Anselm Kiefer My Struggle is described by its American publisher as “the provocative and brilliant six-volume autobiographical novel by Karl Ove Knausgaard.” Over 3500 pages long, the book is divided into six volumes, originally published in Norwegian between 2009 and 2011. The first five volumes (each…

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