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Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective

Author: Günter Leypoldt
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
Series: Edinburgh studies in transatlantic literatures
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This book deals with narratives of cultural legitimation in nineteenth-century US literature, in a transatlantic context.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Günter Leypoldt
ISBN: 9780748635740 0748635742
OCLC Number: 876634243
Description: x, 302 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Whitman and the 'Lawless Music' of American Culture; 1. The 19th Century Intellectual Field; 2. US Discourse and the Expressivist Turn; 3. The Poet as Orphic Singer: Ralph Waldo Emerson; 4. Walt Whitman and the Poetry of the Future; 5. The Music of America; 6. National Identity and the Smell of the Woods; 7. The Democratic Muse; 8. Contemporary Reception; 9. Whitman among the Moderns; Epilog: After the American Renaissance; Bibliography; Primary Works; Secondary Works; Index.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in transatlantic literatures
Responsibility: Günter Leypoldt.


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Theoretical rigour and emphatic assurance Discerning analysis -- Andrew Radford Journal of American Studies Gunter Leypoldt's impressive new book represents a sophisticated theoretical attempt to Read more...

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