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Whitman among the Moderns

Günter Leypoldt

in Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9780748635740
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651658 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0010
Whitman among the Moderns

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This chapter examines Whitman's modernist reinterpretation and its connection to a shift towards an increasing homogenization of literary space. It studies the difficulty of integrating Whitman's reputation for democratic authenticity, and looks at several representations of Whitman by different writers.

Keywords: modernist reinterpretation; homogenization; literary space; democratic authenticity; representations

Chapter.  3178 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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