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Whitman the political poet

Betsy Erkkila

Whitman the political poet

by Betsy Erkkila

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Political and social views,
    • Political poetry, American -- History and criticism,
    • Poets, American -- 19th century -- Biography,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century

    • Edition Notes

      StatementBetsy Erkkila.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3242.P64 E74 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 360 p. :
      Number of Pages360
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2528319M
      ISBN 100195054385
      LC Control Number88003651

        Walt Whitman's America was a mess. Poet" actually means. To celebrate Whitman as the poetic embodiment of unsettled democracy must also be to acknowledge his stature as an exemplar of the long Author: Karen Karbiener. Rare is the poet who doesn't view himself as deeply invested in political life, and yet the sloppy, compromised, and frequently idiotic business of democracy—which is, for all its flaws, the way most political changes occur in this country—rarely attracts the attention of our best poets.

        In his poetry Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, for it places the poet securely within the political and cultural context of his age/5. Whitman, Walt (31 May –26 March ), poet, was born at West Hills in the town of Huntington, Long Island, the son of Walter Whitman, a carpenter and farmer, and Louisa Van ancestry was English and Dutch, mixed with Quaker stock. The second of eight surviving children, Whitman grew up in Huntington and Brooklyn, where his family moved .   As authors, lecturers, politicians, entertainers, and clergymen vied for popularity, Whitman developed a form of poetry that routinely promoted and, indeed, celebrated itself. Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity proposes a fundamentally new way of thinking about a seminal American poet and a major national icon.

      The “Deathbed Edition” came out in ; Whitman died that year. Whitman’s lifetime saw both the Civil War and the rise of the United States as a commercial and political power. He witnessed both the apex and the abolition of slavery. His poetry is thus centered on ideas of democracy, equality, and brotherhood. The literary destiny of Whitman’s followers has been, above all else, to imitate the results of his work, that somewhat popular poetry, that tone that causes him to be less a poet than an orator. But no one has thought about the intimate aspects of Whitman’s experiment. That dream of democracy, what Americans call “the American dream. Leaves of Grass is a poetry collection by the American poet Walt Whitman (–). Although the first edition was published in , Whitman spent most of his professional life writing and re-writing Leaves of Grass, revising it multiple times until his death. This resulted in vastly different editions over four decades—the first, a small book of twelve poems and the last, a compilation Author: Walt Whitman.


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