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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