New PDF release: A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (Historical Guides to

By David S. Reynolds

ISBN-10: 0195120817

ISBN-13: 9780195120813

ISBN-10: 0195120825

ISBN-13: 9780195120820

Few authors are so compatible to ancient research as Whitman, who's generally thought of America's maximum poet. This Guide combines modern cultural experiences and historic scholarship to light up Whitman's different contexts. The essays discover dimensions of Whitman's dynamic dating to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual mores, the visible arts, and the assumption of democracy. The poet who emerges from this quantity isn't any "solitary singer," distanced from his tradition, yet what he himself referred to as "the age transfigured," totally enmeshed in his instances and addressing concerns which are nonetheless important today.

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