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The Free State of Whitman: John Brown, the Civil War, and the Dis-memberment of Enthusiasm in the 1860

John Mac Kilgore

in Mania for Freedom: American Literatures of Enthusiasm from the Revolution to the Civil War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629728
eISBN:
9781469629742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629728.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines Walt Whitman’s poetics of enthusiasm in the 1860 Leaves of Grass, specifically in relationship to John Brown’s 1859 raid on Harper’s Ferry and the politics of the Civil War. The ... More


Walt Whitman: An American, One of the Roughs, a Kosmos

Edward Whitley

in American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834213
eISBN:
9781469606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899427_whitley.10
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how Walt Whitman fulfilled the duties of the American bard right after giving the title to himself. It begins by considering “A Broadway Pageant,” a poem written by Whitman in ... More


Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

David Blake

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110173
eISBN:
9780300134810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110173.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

What is the relationship between poetry and fame? What happens to a reader's experience when a poem invokes its author's popularity? Is there a meaningful connection between poetry and advertising, ... More


Eliza R. Snow: Poet of a New American Religion

Edward Whitley

in American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834213
eISBN:
9781469606354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899427_whitley.8
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines Walt Whitman's collection of poetry, Leaves of Grass, focusing on his claim that it was an American sacred text, the “Bible of the New Religion.” It compares Whitman's ambition ... More


The New Bible In Hebrew: Whitman and Simon Halkin

Jeffrey Einboden

in Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645640
eISBN:
9780748689132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645640.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The first of twin treatments of Whitman’s Middle Eastern afterlives, Chapter 5 addresses Leaves of Grass in Hebrew, reading Simon Halkin’s influential translation, his 1952 ‘Alē ‘Ēsev. Poised between ... More


American ‘Song’ of Iraqi Exile: Whitman and Saadi Youssef

Jeffrey Einboden

in Nineteenth-Century US Literature in Middle Eastern Languages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645640
eISBN:
9780748689132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645640.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Concluding the study is the book’s second treatment of Whitman in Middle Eastern language, reading Leaves of Grass as translated by a pioneer of modern Arabic poetry, Saadi Youssef. Published amid ... More


Introduction: Frontispiece

David Haven Blake

in Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110173
eISBN:
9780300134810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110173.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity. This volume explores how Whitman who was better known for political ... More


Whitman: From Sayer-Doer to Sayer-Copyist

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Free soil, free speech, free verse: though Leaves of Grass appeared under the shadow of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, it was the legislation that returned Lincoln to politics and Thoreau to public ... More


Leaves of Grass

Denis Donoghue

in The American Classics: A Personal Essay

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300107814
eISBN:
9780300133783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300107814.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Walt Whitman's novel Leaves of Grass. It highlights the difficulty of interpreting this novel without first taking a position on several other issues that demand ... More


Whitman: “Looking with side-curved head curious what will come next”

Robert E. Belknap

in The List: The Uses and Pleasures of Cataloguing

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103830
eISBN:
9780300127195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103830.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines lists in the works of Whitman. It discusses how no writer has made the practice of listing as integral to his or her creative work as Whitman did in the poetry of Leaves of ... More


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