Robert Roper

Robert Roper is the author of Now the Drum of War: Walt Whitman and His Brothers in the Civil War, Mexico Days, and The Trespassers.

Net Gains

Nabokov's profitable summer chasing butterflies and settling scores in the Utah mountains

by Robert Roper | Monday, June 08, 2015

Knut Hamsun’s Pan

A throbbing world of sensation and heartbreak

by Robert Roper | Monday, March 21, 2016

Glorious Dust

The posthumous masterwork of an influential black historian tells how slavery itself undermined the Confederacy

by Robert Roper | Friday, December 01, 2006

Knut Hamsun’s Pan

A throbbing world of sensation and heartbreak

by Robert Roper | Monday, July 27, 2015

Collateral Damage

The Civil War only enhanced George Whitman's soldierly satisfaction; for his brother Walt, however, the horrors halted an outpouring of great poetry

by Robert Roper | Monday, December 01, 2008