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Whitman's Ecstatic Union

Conversion and Ideology in Leaves of Grass

Whitman's Ecstatic Union( )
Author: Sowder, Michael
Series title:Studies in Major Literary Authors Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $48.95
Book Description:

Whitman's Ecstatic Unionrereads the first three editions of Leaves of Grass within the context of a nineteenth-century antebellum evangelical culture of conversion. Though Whitman intended to write a new American Bible and "inaugurate a religion," contemporary scholarship has often ignored the religious element in his poetry. But just as evangelists sought the redemption of America through the reconstruction of individual subjects in conversion, Leaves of Grass sought to redeem the...
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Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Poetry
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / Religion
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:0.61 Pounds

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