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Worshipping Walt : the Whitman disciples

Author: Michael Robertson
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, [2010], ©2008.
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A work on the Whitman disciples - the fascinating, eclectic group of nineteenth-century men and women who regarded Walt Whitman not simply as a poet but as a religious prophet. It presents a colorful  Read more...


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Named Person: Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman; Walt Whitman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Robertson
ISBN: 9780691146317 0691146314
OCLC Number: 501396900
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: xiii, 350 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ix Walt Whitman and His Principal Disciples xi Introduction 1 Chapter One: William O'Connor and John Burroughs: Reading Whitman's New Bible 14 Chapter Two: Anne Gilchrist: Infatuation and Discipleship 51 Chapter Three: R. M. Bucke: Whitman and Cosmic Consciousness 97 Chapter Four: John Addington Symonds, Edward Carpenter, Oscar Wilde: Whitman and Same-Sex Passion 139 Chapter Five: J. W. Wallace and the Eagle Street College: "Blazing More Fervidly Than Any" 198 Chapter Six: Horace Traubel and the Walt Whitman Fellowship: The Gospel according to Horace 232 Afterword 277 Notes 297 Index 337
Responsibility: Michael Robertson.


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Winner of the 2009 Honor Book Award, New Jersey Council for the Humanities "For some devoted readers in the late nineteenth century, Walt Whitman was a 'man magnified to the dimensions of a god,' and Read more...

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