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On Whitman

Author: C K Williams
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: Writers on writers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines what makes "Leaves of Grass"--Particularly the original edition--so distinctive and influential, including the use of the first person and the poet's views on sex, death, and other topics, and details its effect on other poets.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C K Williams
ISBN: 9780691144726 0691144729
OCLC Number: 452290730
Description: xvi, 187 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: The music --
The past --
Beginnings --
Vision --
Depths --
The man before the poems --
Self-made --
The notebooks --
Emerson and the greatest poet --
The greatest poet submits a poem for publication --
"I" --
A dare --
"You" --
America --
The modern, one : Baudelaire --
Hugo and Longfellow --
The modern, two : Eliot and Pound --
Others --
The body --
Sex --
Woman --
Lorca, Ginsberg, and "The faggots" --
Nature --
Prophets --
Imagination --
Mortality --
Mortality again --
The sad captain --
Lines --
The voice --
Life after --
What he teaches us.
Series Title: Writers on writers.
Responsibility: C.K. Williams.
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Presenting an account of poet Walt Whitman's life, this title features chapters with several quotations from his "Leaves of Grass". It explores the innovations, originality, and sheer genius of the  Read more...

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