Whitman's Self: Mysticism in the Life and Writings of Walt Whitman

Whitman's Self: Mysticism in the Life and Writings of Walt Whitman

by Paul Hourihan, Anna Hourihan

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Overview

Open the Heart of Self-Discovery through the Life and Amazing Works of Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was known as the "Good Gray Poet" who paved the way for modern American poetry. The epithets "good" and "gray" make Whitman sound dull to the modern reader, yet Whitman was anything but dull.

In �Whitman's Self: Mysticism in the Life and Writings of Walt Whitman,� Paul Hourihan explores how Whitman's spiritual revelations and struggles informed his most significant works�especially his ground-breaking poem �Song of Myself.� �Whitman�s Self� contains insightful and provocative interpretations of Whitman's writing that will intrigue those who know Walt Whitman well ... as well as those who are just getting introduced to him.

"At a time like this, Dr. Hourihan performs a valuable service by his courageous reaffirmation of what is of permanent value in the life and works of one of the most original minds in American literature." - Dr. V. K. Chari, author of �Whitman in the Light of Vedantic Mysticism�

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014600705
Publisher: Vedantic Shores Press
Publication date: 06/23/2012
Series: Mysticism in Literature , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Paul Hourihan, an award-winning author, teacher and mystic, was born, raised, and educated in Boston where he earned an undergraduate degree at Harvard College and a doctorate in American literature from Boston University. For 15 years in southern Ontario, Canada, he taught dozens of courses and gave many lectures conveying the importance and value of the teachings of the great mystics, including literary mystics like Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau and William Blake. In this study, Dr. Hourihan combines his two passions, literature and mysticism, to provide an insightful exploration of the spiritual life of America's greatest poet of the 19th century. Dr. Hourihan passed away peacefully in 2001 in northern California where he lived with his wife Anna, who continues to carry on his work.

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