Poetry of Walt Whitman / Edition 1

Poetry of Walt Whitman / Edition 1

by Nick Selby
     
 

ISBN-10: 184046240X

ISBN-13: 9781840462401

Pub. Date: 03/04/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This Readers' Guide assembles some of the most important critical writings about Walt Whitman in order to demonstrate how critical debate about him has reflected changing perceptions of America itself. Starting with early reviews, the guide moves through essays that elevate Whitman to America's spokesman, its "good gray poet", and closes with essays that

Overview

This Readers' Guide assembles some of the most important critical writings about Walt Whitman in order to demonstrate how critical debate about him has reflected changing perceptions of America itself. Starting with early reviews, the guide moves through essays that elevate Whitman to America's spokesman, its "good gray poet", and closes with essays that discuss Whitman in the light of postmodern, cultural materialist, and "queer" reading practices. Nick Selby offers an overview of how the poet's critics have dealt with his work and its cultural legacy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840462401
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/04/2004
Series:
Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Early Reviews
• Whitman in the Early Twentieth Century
• Whitman and the 'American Renaissance'
• Whitman, Myth Criticism and the Growth of American Studies
• Whitman, Cultural Materialism and 'Reconstructive' Readings
• Ideology and Desire: Whitman and Sexuality
• Ideology and Deconstruction: Whitman and 'New Americanist' Critiques
• Bibliography
• Index

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