A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman / Edition 1

A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman / Edition 1

by Reynolds, David S. (Ed.) Reynolds, David S. (Ed.)
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195120825

ISBN-13: 9780195120820

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Few authors are so well suited to historical study as Whitman, who is widely considered America's greatest poet. This Guide combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Whitman's diverse contexts. The essays explore dimensions of Whitman's dynamic relationship to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual mores, the visual

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Few authors are so well suited to historical study as Whitman, who is widely considered America's greatest poet. This Guide combines contemporary cultural studies and historical scholarship to illuminate Whitman's diverse contexts. The essays explore dimensions of Whitman's dynamic relationship to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual mores, the visual arts, and the idea of democracy. The poet who emerges from this volume is no "solitary singer," distanced from his culture, but what he himself called "the age transfigured," fully enmeshed in his times and addressing issues that are still vital today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195120820
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Historical Guides to American Authors Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, David S. Reynolds
Capsule Biography, David S. Reynolds
Lucifer and Ethiopia: Whitman, Race, and Poetics before and after the Civil War, Ed Folsom
The Political Roots of the First Leaves of Grass, Jerome Loving
Whitman's "Calamus": A Rhetorical Prehistory of the Gay American Ethos, M. Jimmie Killingsworth
Whitman and the Visual Arts, Roberta K. Tarbell
To Be Free and Rule: Whitman on the Razor's Edge, Kenneth Cmiel
Bibliographical Essay, David S. Reynolds
Dual Chronology, David S. Reynolds

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