Robert Roper

Robert Roper  is the author of Now the Drum of War, about the Whitman family during the Civil War.

Brotherly Medicine

The poet who helped bind up the nation’s wounds

by Robert Roper | Thursday, July 16, 2020

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