A Political Companion to Walt Whitman by John E. Seery

A Political Companion to Walt Whitman

byJohn E. Seery

Kobo ebook | September 29, 2010

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The works of Walt Whitman have been described as masculine, feminine, postcolonial, homoerotic, urban, organic, unique, and democratic, yet arguments about the extent to which Whitman could or should be considered a political poet have yet to be fully confronted. Some scholars disregard Whitman's understanding of democracy, insisting on separating his personal works from his political works.

A Political Companion to Walt Whitman is the first full-length exploration of Whitman's works through the lens of political theory. Editor John E. Seery and a collection of prominent theorists and philosophers uncover the political awareness of Whitman's poetry and prose, analyzing his faith in the potential of individuals, his call for a revolution in literature and political culture, and his belief in the possibility of combining heroic individualism with democratic justice. A Political Companion to Walt Whitman reaches beyond literature into political theory, revealing the ideology behind Whitman's call for the emergence of American poets of democracy.

Title:A Political Companion to Walt WhitmanFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 29, 2010Publisher:The University Press of KentuckyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081313983X

ISBN - 13:9780813139838

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