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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 613–615.
Published: 01 September 2008
... mindful and generous as we inhabit the conflicted geographies of Indian Country. Joanna Brooks, San Diego State University DOI 10.1215/00029831-2008-024 Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity. By David Haven Blake. New Haven: Yale Univ. Press. 2006. xv, 251 pp. $35.00. Walt...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (2): 416–418.
Published: 01 June 2005
... Long! Walt Whitman’s Poetry of Death. By Harold Aspiz. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. xi, 294 pp. $42.50. To Walt Whitman, America. By Kenneth M. Price. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Caro- lina Press. 2004. ix, 182 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $19.95. Is close reading a dying art...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 194–196.
Published: 01 March 2000
... Melville’s ‘‘Benito Cereno’’ and ‘‘The En- cantadas and Walt Whitman’s ‘‘Passage to India In a sort of ‘‘literary diplo- macy both Freneau and Barlow, in search of a ‘‘usable past’’ for the incipient...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 183–184.
Published: 01 March 2005
... The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman: The Journalism, Volume II: 1846–1848. Ed. Herbert Bergman, Douglas Noverr, and Edward Recchia. New York: Peter Lang. 2003. xxviii, 501 pp. $59.95. Walt Whitman warned against reading Leaves of Grass ‘‘without first carefully tallying the preparatory background...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (2): 426–427.
Published: 01 June 2000
.... This biography will be indispensable as the record of Walt Whitman as he would have been known to his contemporaries, both friends and foes. Loving’s quiet art is that of the biographical Balzac, wherein character emerges gradu...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (1): 193–194.
Published: 01 March 2000
... for further work on the literary and cultural significance of the Civil War. Matthew Conner, University of Illinois, Urbana The Collected Writings of Walt Whitman: The Journalism, Volume I: 1834–1846. Ed. Herbert...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (2): 422–424.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Russ Castronovo Duke University Press 2007 The Noises of American Literature, 1890-1985: Toward a History of Literary Acoustics . By Philipp Schweighauser. Gainesville: Univ. Press of Florida. 2006. viii, 262 pp. $59.95. Looking into Walt Whitman: American Art, 1850-1920...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Sean Metzger Racial Imperatives: Discipline, Performativity, and Struggles against Subjection . By Ehlers Nadine . Bloomington : Indiana Univ. Press . 2012 . x , 185 pp. Cloth , $70.00 ; paper , $25.00 . American Poetry in Performance: From Walt Whitman to Hip Hop...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 1–27.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Douglas Guerra Guerra's essay examines the overlapping discourses of avatar found in Milton Bradley's The Checkered Game of Life and Walt Whitman's “Song of Myself.” Because an avatar is defined by action, the essay begins by tracing the operational dynamics of the figure in Bradley's game...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Elizabeth Young © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 Mary Chesnut's Civil War Epic. By Julia A. Stern. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2010. xv, 330 pp. $45.00. Walt Whitman and the Civil War: America's Poet during the Lost Years of 1860– 1862. By Ted Genoways. Berkeley...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 219–244.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Christy L. Pottroff Abstract In 1860, Harriet Jacobs and Walt Whitman signed nearly identical contracts with Boston-based publishers Thayer and Eldridge. This article tells the story of Jacobs’s and Whitman’s intersecting journeys to and from Thayer and Eldridge, and considers what this convergence...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Faith Barrett Three American Poets: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Herman Melville . By Spengemann William C. . Notre Dame, Ind. : Univ. of Notre Dame Press . 2010 . xv, 226 pp. Paper, $28.00 . Winds of Will: Emily Dickinson and the Sovereignty of Democratic Thought...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (1): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Mark Noble American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet . By Whitley Edward . Chapel Hill : Univ. of North Carolina Press . 2010 . xiv, 248 pp. $49.95 . Dickinson: Selected Poems and Commentaries . By Vendler Helen . Cambridge : Harvard...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 447–475.
Published: 01 September 2016
... from the nineteenth century. Taking the writings of Walt Whitman as both an example and a theoretical foil, I argue that the use of these tools can amplify historical differences in word use that are relatively unimportant to close reading, influencing what sorts of texts we read in ways...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 394–397.
Published: 01 June 2009
... . By Sean Ross Meehan. Columbia: Univ. of Missouri Press. 2008. xi, 264 pp. $39.95. William Cullen Bryant: Author of America . By Gilbert H. Muller. Albany: State Univ. of New York Press. 2008. ix, 410 pp. $30.00. Worshipping Walt: The Whitman Disciples . By Michael Robertson. Princeton...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (2): 253–279.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Mark Noble Noble's essay examines Walt Whitman's investment in an often radical materialization of subjectivity, which both underlies his earliest claims to reinvent embodied experience and brings his poetic project to crisis. In the 1855 Leaves , Whitman's enthusiasm for the popular science of his...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 493–521.
Published: 01 September 2014
... philosophical and literary discourses with an emphasis on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s transcendentalist philosophy and Walt Whitman’s poetry. Features associated with networks, such as relationality, reciprocal interaction, decentralized self-organization, and emergent properties significantly shaped US thought...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 555–582.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... Like Walt Whitman, who was also fascinated by the erotics of patriotism, De Forest explores the durability of local passions, of sectionalism and sex, in the face of constitutional idealism, the Unionism that became the hegemonic feeling-state decided by the Civil War. Through discussion of Miss...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (4): 721–749.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Wendell Holmes’s The Guardian Angel (1867), Louisa May Alcott’s Hospital Sketches (1863), and Walt Whitman’s war entries in Specimen Days (from 1863) represent mental breakdown but propose a radically different therapy: the mind may be healed by acquiescing to the body’s physiological functions...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 199–227.
Published: 01 June 2020
..., continuously, and on the move. Through readings of the manuscripts of John Washington, Margaret Fuller, and Walt Whitman, this article demonstrates how the pencil facilitated such exploration by configuring language, instrument, and corporeal gesture in ways that suited the modernizing nation. The essay draws...
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