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Walt Whitman, poet and democrat. by John Mackinnon Robertson

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Published by William Brown in Edinburgh .
Written in English


  • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Criticism and interpretation

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Edition Notes

SeriesThe Round table series ;, v. 4
ContributionsWhitman, Walt, 1819-1892, former owner., Charles E. Feinberg Collection of Walt Whitman (Library of Congress)
LC ClassificationsPS3238 .R6 1884
The Physical Object
Pagination52 p. ;
Number of Pages52
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL615946M
LC Control Number96213350

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Walt Whitman, Poet and Democrat [By J.M. Robertson]. [Anonymous] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Robertson, J. M. (John Mackinnon), Walt Whitman, poet and democrat. The literary destiny of Whitman’s followers has been, above all else, to imitate the results of his work, that somewhat popular poetry, that tone that causes him to be less a poet than an orator. But no one has thought about the intimate aspects of Whitman’s experiment. That dream of democracy, what Americans call “the American dream. Whitman is the great American poet. Emily Dickinson has a greatness more metaphorically striking and acutely original in thought. And Wallace Stevens has a music which in its intellectual complexity perhaps transcends that of Whitman. But Whitman is as Emerson rightly understood the essential American by:

By examining Whitman’s works we can see his democratic theory constantly portrayed throughout them and how in his lifetime it altered with major events like the Civil War and him coming face to face with the iniquities of war. Walter “Walt” Whitman born was an . One’s-self I sing, a simple separate person. Yet utter the word Democratic, the word En-Masse. Although Walt Whitman was a journalist before he was a poet, and with the publication of Leaves of Grass in began defending, prefacing, explaining his poetry in highly oratorical prose pieces, one can argue that prose was not altogether natural to him.   This is Whitman's bold expression of the idea of democracy in his "Song of Myself." Whitman was the ultimate follower of the Transcendentalist movement,which believed in individual freedom and hout the peom Song of Myself Whitman gives the emphasis on equality of all men and him all humans are equal and all professions are equally honorable. A look at how America's darkest events helped shape Whitman into America's Poet.

Walt Whitman has books on Goodreads with ratings. Walt Whitman’s most popular book is Leaves of Grass. Walt Whitman, who was born years ago this year, is almost certainly the greatest American poet. In many ways, he is also the most enigmatic. Before , the year that Whitman published Leaves Author: Mark Edmundson.   Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Signed at end: John Robertson "Only copies of this edition printed"--Verso of t.p LC copy inscribed by the author to Walt WhitmanPages:   In his poetry Walt Whitman set out to encompass all of America and in so doing heal its deepening divisions. This magisterial biography demonstrates the epic scale of his achievement, as well as the dreams and anxieties that impelled it, for it places the poet securely within the political and cultural context of his age/5.