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Walt Whitman's native representations

Author: Ed Folsom
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997, ©1994.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 80.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Moving through Whitman's career four times from four different perspectives, this book investigates several major American cultural developments that occurred during Whitman's lifetime - the development of American dictionaries, the growth of baseball, the evolution of American Indian policy, the development of photography and photographic portraits - and tracks the ways these cultural actions became essential  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Folsom
ISBN: 0521453577 9780521453578 0521585724 9780521585729
OCLC Number: 38003581
Description: xvi, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Walt Whitman and ... --
Introduction: "Wording the Future" --
1. Whitman and Dictionaries --
2. Whitman and Baseball --
3. Whitman and American Indians --
4. Whitman and Photography --
5. Whitman and Photographs of the Self.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, 80.
Responsibility: Ed Folsom.

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Walt Whitman looked to many different areas of American culture to develop a distinctively American poetry. This 1994 book investigates four of the areas he found most fertile for his own poetic  Read more...

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