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Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity

Author: David Haven Blake
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What is the relationship between poetry and fame? What happens to a reader's experience when a poem invokes its author's popularity? Making use of notebooks, photographs, and archival sources, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Haven Blake
ISBN: 0300110170 9780300110173
OCLC Number: 72868062
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: David Haven Blake.

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