Cover of Leaves of Grass, 1855 edition

Cover of Leaves of Grass, 1881 edition

Walt Whitman reading “America

Gale (from Breaking Bad) reading “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer“:

Walter White’s copy of Leaves of Grass (150th Anniversary Edition, edited by David Reynolds)

And the scene where Hank figures it all out:

Image of Nathaniel Hawthorne ca. 1860.

Images of Walt Whitman (in 1854, in 1867, ca. 1870)

(from the The Walt Whitman Archive)



  1. Noted!

  2. I’m really wondering why Breaking Bad is on here, apart from the simple fact that Walter has the Walt Whitman book. Are we going to talk about how Walter is like Walt Whitman or something?! This makes me second guess making the connection between the heroic American, Malinda Russell, and Walt Whitman… Because Walter is not exactly a hero.

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