Other literary forms
William Cullen Bryant wrote a substantial body of prose: tales, editorials, reviews, letters, appreciations, sketches or impressions, and critical essays. In 1850, he published Letters of a Traveller: Or, Notes of Things Seen in Europe and America; in 1859, Letters of a Traveller, Second Series; and in 1869, Letters from the East. He reviewed the careers of a number of his contemporaries in such pieces as A Discourse on the Life and Genius of James Fenimore Cooper (1852) and A Discourse on the Life and Genius of Washington Irving (1860). In 1851, he published his Reminiscences of the “Evening Post,” and in 1873, a collection of Orations and Addresses. His Lectures on Poetry, delivered to the Athenaeum Society in 1826, was published in 1884.