A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (Historical Guides to by David S. Reynolds

By David S. Reynolds

Few authors are so well matched to old research as Whitman, who's broadly thought of America's maximum poet. This Guide combines modern cultural experiences and old scholarship to light up Whitman's various contexts. The essays discover dimensions of Whitman's dynamic dating to working-class politics, race and slavery, sexual mores, the visible arts, and the belief 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 matters which are nonetheless very important today.

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