Walt Whitman’s America : a cultural biography

Author(s): lt Whitman’s America : a cultural biography By Whitman, Walt Reynolds, David S. Whitman, Walt

Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0679725148
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In his poetry Walt Whitman got down to surround all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his fulfillment, in addition to the desires and anxieties that impelled it, for it puts the poet securely throughout the political and cultural context of his age.Combing throughout the complete vary of Whitman’s writing, David Reynolds presentations how Whitman accrued inspiration from each and every stratum of nineteenth-century American lifestyles: the convulsions of slavery and despair the raffish dandyism of the Bowery "b’hoys" the exuberant rhetoric of actors, orators, and divines. We see how Whitman reconciled his personal sexuality with recent social mores and the way his vigorous courtship of the general public presaged the vogues of promoting and superstar. Brilliantly researched, captivatingly advised, Walt Whitman’s America is a triumphant paintings of scholarship that breathes new lifestyles into the biographical style.From…
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