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Walt Whitman

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Broomall, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, 1999.
Series: Bloom's major poets.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers analyses and critical views for seven of Whitman's works, including "I Sing the Body Electric," "Song of Myself," and "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry."
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791051080 9780791051085
OCLC Number: 40142946
Description: 109 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Biography of Walt Whitman --
Thematic analysis of "Song of myself" --
Critical views on "Song of myself." Stephen Tapscott on images of the body in "Song of myself" ; Betsy Erkkila on nineteenth-century politics in "Song of myself" ; Michael D. Reed on cataloging and the first person in "Song of myself" --
Thematic analysis of "I sing the body electric" --
Critical views on "I sing the body electric." Harold Aspiz on science and sex in "I sing the body electric" ; M. Jimmie Killingsworth on contemporary medical science in "I sing the body electric" ; Robert Coskren on the body in movement in "I sing the body electric" --
Thematic analysis of "The sleepers" --
Critical views on "The sleepers." Carol Z. Whelan on death and disorder in "The sleepers" ; R.W. French on "The sleepers" as dream vision ; Mutlu Blasing on the problem of self in "The sleepers" --
Thematic analysis of "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" --
Critical views on "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry." Mark Kinkead-Weekes on Whitman's orchestration of time ; Roger Asselineau on the suspension of time in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" ; Manuel Villar Raso on musical structure in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" ; Susan Strom on the biblical "face to face" in "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" --
Thematic analysis of "Out of the cradle endlessly rocking" --
Critical views on "Out of the cradle endlessly rocking." John T. Irwin on Egyptian hieroglyphics in "Out of the cradle" ; Janet S. Zehr on the role of memory in "Out of the cradle" ; William F. Mayhan on Whitman's concept of music ; A. James Wohlpart on the boy-poet's knowledge ; Beverly Strohl on loss and recovery of the self ; Sandra M. Gilbert on male individuation --
Thematic analysis of "As I ebb'd with the ocean of life" --
Critical views on "As I ebb'd with the ocean of life." Melvin Askew on lyrical aspects in "As I ebb'd with the ocean of life" ; Gay Wilson Allen and Charles T. Davis on the symbolism of Whitman's father ; Paul Zweig on Whitman's relationship with his father --
Thematic analysis of "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd" --
Critical views on "When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd." Harsharan S. Ahluwalia on the public and private selves in "Lilacs" ; Jeffrey Steele on the poetry of mourning in "Lilacs" ; Justin Kaplan on the influence of nature writing in "Lilacs" ; Charles Feidelson, Jr., on the elegiac tradition.
Series Title: Bloom's major poets.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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Each book in the Bloom''s Major Poets series covers three to six poems offering a variety of viewpoints by different critics on the important aspects of each work. These guides introduce critical  Read more...

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