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Songs of ourselves : Walt Whitman and the dawn of modern American poetry

Author: Karen Karbiener
Publisher: [United States] : Barnes & Noble Publishing, 2006.
Series: Portable professor., Arts & Literature.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio   Book : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Explores how Walt Whitman broke with European literary forms to establish a broad new voice for American poetry. His influence on his contemporaries and descendents transends the boundaries of poetry and becomes the story of young America. Discusses the influence of this 19th century American poet not only to poetry but to cultural formation of the United States.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Walt Whitman
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Karbiener
ISBN: 9780760785256 0760785252
OCLC Number: 153307012
Notes: Compact discs.
In container (24 cm.).
"Barnes & Noble audio."
"Lecture content c2006 by Karen Karbiener. p2006 by Recorded Books, LLC. This edition 2006 by Barnes & Noble Publishing."--Disc surface.
Performer(s): Lectures delivered by Professor Karen Karbiener, Columbia University.
Description: 8 sound discs (550 mins.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guide (96 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.)
Contents: Lecture 1. "Listener up there!": Whitman springs off the page --
Lecture 2. The revolution of the first edition, Whitman's Leaves of grass --
Lecture 3. Emerson, Whitman, and the beginnings of an original American literature --
Lecture 4. Manhattan's son rises --
Lecture 5. Sex is the root of it all --
Lecture 6. Whitman's Civil War --
Lecture 7. Banned in Boston, Whitman and censorship --
Lecture 8. Glancing back, looking forward, Whitman and the promise of America --
Lecture 9. Whitman among the moderns --
Lecture 10. I, too, sing America, black voices respond to Whitman --
Lecture 11. From "barbaric yawp" to "howl" --
Lecture 12. Whitman, visual poetics, and the New York School --
Lecture 13. Singing the songs, Whitman's impact on modern American music --
Lecture 14. I stop somewhere waiting for you, Whitman's enduring presence --
Series sampler.
Series Title: Portable professor., Arts & Literature.
Responsibility: taught by Karen Karbiener.

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Explores how Walt Whitman broke with European literary forms to establish a broad new voice for American poetry. His influence on his contemporaries and descendents transends the boundaries of poetry and becomes the story of young America. Discusses the influence of this 19th century American poet not only to poetry but to cultural formation of the United States.

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