The Resource Walt Whitman's native representations, Ed Folsom

Walt Whitman's native representations, Ed Folsom

Label
Walt Whitman's native representations
Title
Walt Whitman's native representations
Statement of responsibility
Ed Folsom
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Moving through Whitman's career four times from four different perspectives, this book investigates several major American cultural developments that occurred during Whitman's lifetime - the development of American dictionaries, the growth of baseball, the evolution of American Indian policy, the development of photography and photographic portraits - and tracks the ways these cultural actions became essential components of Whitman's innovative poetics
  • Resisting the usual critical temptation to present a totalized, one-dimensional Whitman, this study views him instead as multiple and contradictory, a gatherer of discordant tones and clashing approaches from a variety of surprising cultural arenas. From Webster's and Worcester's continually expanding dictionaries, Whitman learned about the possibilities of an unbounded and infinitely absorptive language, out of which a new kind of expansive poetics could emerge. He saw in baseball the inception of a national sport, one that had a rhythm, movement, and ethos distinctively American, and in it he sensed the presence of the democratic crowds and camaraderie that he would celebrate in his poetry
  • From the time of the Great Removal when he was a boy on through to the massacre at Wounded Knee just before his death, Whitman saw in American Indians an autochthonous otherness that he tried to absorb even as it vanished under the imperialistic hand of his expanding nation. And in photography, he found the technological counterpart of his poetics of wholeness and inclusiveness, offering the possibility of turning the world and his life into an endless series of cluttered representations. In such cultural activities, Whitman found not his poetic subjects so much as his poetic tools and techniques
  • These cultural actions taught him how to make native representations
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Folsom, Ed
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3242.A54
LC item number
F65 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Poetics
  • Indians in literature
  • Lexicography in literature
  • Photography in literature
  • Baseball in literature
  • Littérature et anthropologie
  • Indiens d'Amérique dans la littérature
  • Lexicographie dans la littérature
  • Photographie dans la littérature
  • Baseball dans la littérature
  • Poétique
  • Baseball in literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Lexicography in literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Photography in literature
  • Poetics
  • Littérature et anthropologie
  • Indianerbild
  • Kultur
  • Lyrik
  • Zeithintergrund
  • Kulturwandel
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Walt Whitman's native representations, Ed Folsom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Walt Whitman and ... -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: 'Wording the future' -- Whitman and dictionaries -- Whitman and baseball -- Whitman and American Indians -- Whitman and photography -- Whitman and photographs of the self
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 194 p.
Isbn
9780521453578
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93029689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632514
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632514
Label
Walt Whitman's native representations, Ed Folsom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-188) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Walt Whitman and ... -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: 'Wording the future' -- Whitman and dictionaries -- Whitman and baseball -- Whitman and American Indians -- Whitman and photography -- Whitman and photographs of the self
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 194 p.
Isbn
9780521453578
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93029689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28632514
  • (OCoLC)ocm28632514

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