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Whitman East & West : new contexts for reading Walt Whitman /
edited by Ed Folsom.
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Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2002.
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xxiv, 243 p. : ill.
ISBN
0877458219 (alk. paper)
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Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2002.
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0877458219 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4749406
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Ed Folsom is F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Iowa, author and editor of many books and articles on American poets
Reviews
Review Quotes
"This original collection will become one of the landmark studies of the poet in the twenty-first century. It presents the work of some of the best Whitman scholars and brings together voices from the East and West on this literary giant."--Jerome Loving, author of Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself
"This original collection will become one of the landmark studies of the poet in the twenty-first century. It presents the work of some of the best Whitman scholars and brings together voices from the East and West on this literary giant."-Jerome Loving, author of Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself
"This original collection will become one of the landmark studies of the poet in the twenty-first century. It presents the work of some of the best Whitman scholars and brings together voices from the East and West on this literary giant."-Jerome Loving, author ofWalt Whitman: The Song of Himself
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Summaries
Main Description
In Whitman East and West , fifteen prominent scholars track the surprising ways in which Whitman's poetry and prose continue to be meaningful at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering a broad range of issues-from ecology to children's literature, gay identity to China's May 4th Movement, nineteenth-century New York politics to the emerging field of normality studies, Mao Zedong to American film-each original essay opens a previously unexplored field of study, and each yields new insights by demonstrating how emerging methodologies and approaches intersect with and illuminate Whitman's ideas about democracy, sexuality, America, and the importance of literature. Confirming the growing international spirit of American studies, the essays in Whitman East and West developed out of a landmark conference in Beijing, the first major conference in China to focus on an American poet. Scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America set out to track the ways in which Whitman's poetry has become part of China's cultural landscape as well as the literary landscapes of other countries. By describing his assimilation into other cultures and his resulting transformation into a hybrid poet, these essayists celebrate Whitman's multiple manifestations in other languages and contexts.
Main Description
InWhitman East and West, fifteen prominent scholars track the surprising ways in which Whitman's poetry and prose continue to be meaningful at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering a broad range of issues-from ecology to children's literature, gay identity to China's May 4th Movement, nineteenth-century New York politics to the emerging field of normality studies, Mao Zedong to American film-each original essay opens a previously unexplored field of study, and each yields new insights by demonstrating how emerging methodologies and approaches intersect with and illuminate Whitman's ideas about democracy, sexuality, America, and the importance of literature.Confirming the growing international spirit of American studies, the essays inWhitman East and Westdeveloped out of a landmark conference in Beijing, the first major conference in China to focus on an American poet. Scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America set out to track the ways in which Whitman's poetry has become part of China's cultural landscape as well as the literary landscapes of other countries. By describing his assimilation into other cultures and his resulting transformation into a hybrid poet, these essayists celebrate Whitman's multiple manifestations in other languages and contexts.
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In Whitman East and West, fifteen prominent scholars track the surprising ways in which Whitman's poetry and prose continue to be meaningful at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering a broad range of issues--from ecology to children's literature, gay identity to China's May 4th Movement, nineteenth-century New York politics to the emerging field of normality studies, Mao Zedong to American film--each original essay opens a previously unexplored field of study, and each yields new insights by demonstrating how emerging methodologies and approaches intersect with and illuminate Whitman's ideas about democracy, sexuality, America, and the importance of literature. Confirming the growing international spirit of American studies, the essays in Whitman East and West developed out of a landmark conference in Beijing, the first major conference in China to focus on an American poet. Scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America set out to track the ways in which Whitman's poetry has become part of China's cultural landscape as well as the literary landscapes of other countries. By describing his assimilation into other cultures and his resulting transformation into a hybrid poet, these essayists celebrate Whitman's multiple manifestations in other languages and contexts.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Whitman East and Westp. xiii
Abbreviationsp. xxv
Poets to Come ... Leaving It to You to Prove and Define It": Lucy Chen, Whitman, T. S. Eliot, and Poets Unknownp. 1
The Voluptuous Earth and the Fall of the Redwood Tree: Whitman's Personifications of Naturep. 14
"O Divine Average!": Whitman's Poetry and the Production of Normality in Nineteenth-Century American Culturep. 26
Walt Whitman at the Movies: Cultural Memory and the Politics of Desirep. 36
"Where's Walt?": Illustrated Editions of Whitman for Younger Readersp. 71
A Dream Still Invincible?: The Matthiessen Traditionp. 97
Whitman's En Masse Aestheticsp. 105
Public Love: Whitman and Political Theoryp. 115
Representatives and Revolutionists: The New Urban Politics Revisitedp. 145
Whitman on Asian Immigration and Nation-Formationp. 159
Whitman's Soul in China: Guo Moruo's Poetry in the New Culture Movementp. 172
Pantheistic Ideas in Guo Moruo's The Goddesses and Whitman's Leaves of Grassp. 187
Modernity and Whitman's Reception in Chinese Literaturep. 197
Gu Cheng and Walt Whitman: In Search of New Poeticsp. 208
Grass and Liquid Trees: The Cosmic Vision of Walt Whitmanp. 221
Contributorsp. 229
Indexp. 233
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