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Walt Whitman's America : a cultural biography

Author: David S Reynolds
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his poetry Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, for it places the poet securely within the political and cultural context of his age. Combing through the full range of Whitman's writing, David Reynolds shows how Whitman gathered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Reynolds, David S.
Walt Whitman's America : A Cultural Biography
Westminster : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group,c2011
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David S Reynolds
ISBN: 9780307761927 0307761924
OCLC Number: 757824024
Description: 1 online resource (723 pages)
Responsibility: David S. Reynolds.

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In his poetry Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, for it places the poet securely within the political and cultural context of his age. Combing through the full range of Whitman's writing, David Reynolds shows how Whitman gathered inspiration from every stratum of nineteenth-century American life: the convulsions of slavery and depression; the raffish dandyism of the Bowery "b'hoys"; the exuberant rhetoric of actors, orators, and divines. We see how Whitman reconciled his own sexuality with contemporary social mores and how his energetic courtship of the public presaged the vogues of advertising and celebrity. Brilliantly researched, captivatingly told, Walt Whitman's America is a triumphant work of scholarship that breathes new life into the biographical genre. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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