The Resource To Walt Whitman, America, Kenneth M. Price, (ebook)

To Walt Whitman, America, Kenneth M. Price, (ebook)

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To Walt Whitman, America
Title
To Walt Whitman, America
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth M. Price
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Walt Whitman "is America," according to Ezra Pound. More than a century after his death, Whitman's name regularly appears in political speeches, architectural inscriptions, television programs, and films, and it adorns schools, summer camps, truck stops, corporate centers, and shopping malls. In an analysis of Whitman as a quintessential American icon, Kenneth Price shows how his ubiquity and his extraordinarily malleable identity have contributed to the ongoing process of shaping the character of the United States.Price examines Whitman's own writings as well as those of writers who were influenced by him, paying particular attention to Whitman's legacies for an ethnically and sexually diverse America. He focuses on fictional works by Edith Wharton, D. H. Lawrence, John Dos Passos, Ishmael Reed, and Gloria Naylor, among others. In Price's study, Leaves of Grass emerges as a living document accruing meanings that evolve with time and with new readers, with Whitman and his words regularly pulled into debates over immigration, politics, sexuality, and national identity. As Price demonstrates, Whitman is a recurring starting point, a provocation, and an irresistible, rewritable text for those who reinvent the icon in their efforts to remake America itself
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Price, Kenneth M
Dewey number
811/.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Electronic books
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
To Walt Whitman, America, Kenneth M. Price, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876114
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11709794
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709794
System control number
MWT11709794
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
To Walt Whitman, America, Kenneth M. Price, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876114
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11709794
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11709794
System control number
MWT11709794
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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