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A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman : Historical Guides to American Authors (Paperback) - David S. Reynolds

A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman

Historical Guides to American Authors (Paperback)

By: David S. Reynolds (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780195120820
Number Of Pages: 288

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Few authors are so well suited to historical study as Whitman, who is widely considered America's greatest poet. This Guide combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Whitman's diverse contexts. The essays explore dimensions of Whitman's dynamic relationship to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual mores, the visual arts, and the idea of democracy. The poet who emerges from this volume is no "solitary singer," distanced from his culture, but what he himself called "the age transfigured," fully enmeshed in his times and addressing issues that are still vital today.

David S. Reynolds: Introduction David S. Reynolds: Capsule Biography Ed Folsom: Lucifer and Ethiopia: Whitman, Race, and Poetics before and after the Civil War Jerome Loving: The Political Roots of the First Leaves of Grass M. Jimmie Killingsworth: Whitman's "Calamus": A Rhetorical Prehistory of the Gay American Ethos Roberta K. Tarbell: Whitman and the Visual Arts Kenneth Cmiel: To Be Free and Rule: Whitman on the Razor's Edge David S. Reynolds: Bibliographical Essay David S. Reynolds: Dual Chronology

ISBN: 9780195120820
ISBN-10: 0195120825
Series: Historical Guides to American Authors (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st March 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.92  x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.36