The Resource Whitman the political poet, Betsy Erkkila

Whitman the political poet, Betsy Erkkila

Label
Whitman the political poet
Title
Whitman the political poet
Statement of responsibility
Betsy Erkkila
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Recent critical studies have emphasized the formal, mystical, and psychological dimensions of Walt Whitman's art, dwelling mainly upon his Emersonian and Transcendental sources. This study is the first book to undertake a detailed analysis of Whitman's entire work in relation to the political struggles of the 19th century. Erkkila repairs the split between the private and the public, the personal and the political, the poet and history, that has in the past defined the analysis and evaluation of Whitman's work. Her approach combines close reading and historicist analysis, examining his poems as both products and agents of the political culture of his time. Among the topics explored are the ways in which the politics of race, class, gender, capital, technology, western expansion, and war enter into the poetic design of "Leaves of Grass"; the relation between Whitman's (homo)sexual body and the body politic of his poems; and the ways in which the Civil War and its aftermath affected Whitman's artistic ordering and reordering of his work
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Erkkila, Betsy
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3242.P64
LC item number
E74 1989
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Political poetry, American
  • Poets, American
  • Poètes américains
  • Poésie politique américaine
  • Poets, American
  • Political and social views
  • Political poetry, American
  • Politics and government
  • Politik
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • United States
  • États-Unis
  • USA
Label
Whitman the political poet, Betsy Erkkila
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A revolutionary formation -- The paradox of the American republic -- The poet of slaves and the masters of slaves -- Aesthetics and politics -- Leaves of grass and the body politic -- The fractured state -- Democracy and (homo)sexual desire -- The Union war -- Burying President Lincoln -- "Who bridle leviathan?" -- The poetics of reconstruction -- Representing America -- "How dangerous, how alive."
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780195054385
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88003651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17548902
  • (OCoLC)ocm17548902
Label
Whitman the political poet, Betsy Erkkila
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A revolutionary formation -- The paradox of the American republic -- The poet of slaves and the masters of slaves -- Aesthetics and politics -- Leaves of grass and the body politic -- The fractured state -- Democracy and (homo)sexual desire -- The Union war -- Burying President Lincoln -- "Who bridle leviathan?" -- The poetics of reconstruction -- Representing America -- "How dangerous, how alive."
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
vi, 360 pages
Isbn
9780195054385
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
88003651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)17548902
  • (OCoLC)ocm17548902

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