Isn't scholarly detective work COOL?
Or maybe I'm just a first-class nerd with the doctorate to prove it, but I thought this story was exciting.
A graduate student searching the archives of the Library of Congress discovered an anonymously published novel by Walt Whitman. How did he know the novel was by Whitman if it is was published anonymously? Read the New York Times article here to find out.
I worked on the Walt Whitman archive in graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I bet my old colleagues were pretty excited by this news.