The Continuing presence of Walt Whitman : the life after the life / edited by Robert K. Martin

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Subjects: Authors and readers--United States
Reader-response criticism
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c1992
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xxiii, 258 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction
I. Reading the Nation
Reading Gay America: Walt Whitman, Henry James, and the Politics of Reception / Eric Savoy 3
Langston Hughes and the "Other" Whitman / George B. Hutchinson 16
Whitman's Indifference to Indians / Maurice Kenny 28
Tropes of Selfhood: Whitman's "Expressive Individualism" / M. Jimmie Killingsworth 39
Rereading Whitman under Pressure of AIDS: His Sex Radicalism and Ours / Michael Moon 53
II. Some Readers
A Serpent in the Grass: Reading Walt Whitman and Frank O'Hara / David Eberly 69
Whispering Whitman to the Ears of Others: Ronald Johnson's Recipe for Leaves of Grass / Ed Folsom 82
Free Verse in Whitman and Ginsberg: The Body and the Simulacrum / Amitai Avi-ram 93
Fetishizing America: David Hockney and Thom Gunn / Robert K. Martin 114
III. Beyond the Borders
"Still on My Lips": Walt Whitman in Britain / Gregory Woods 129
Walt Whitman in Ontario / Michael Lynch 141
Atlantic Poets: "Discovery" as Metaphor and Ideology / Maria Irena Ramalho de Sousa Santos 152
Pessoa and Whitman: Brothers in the Universe / Susan Margaret Brown 167
IV. The Poets Respond
Whitman's "Live Oak with Moss" / Alan Helms 185
Forays against the Republic / Thom Gunn 206
A Postscript on Whitman / Ned Rorem 213
Loving Walt Whitman and the Problem of America / Alicia Ostriker 217
Letters to Walt Whitman / Ronald Johnson 232
Notes on Contributors 241
Selected Bibliography 245
Index to Whitman Poems Cited 257
Additional Authors: Martin, Robert K., 1941-
Notes: LCCN: 91044249
ISBN: 0877453667 (cloth : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [245]-255) and index
Contents: Reading gay America : Walt Whitman, Henry James, and the politics of reception / Eric Savoy -- Langston Hughes and the "other" Whitman / George B. Hutchinson -- Whitman's indifference to Indians / Maurice Kenny -- Tropes of selfhood : Whitman's "expressive individualism" / M. Jimmie Killingsworth -- Rereading Whitman under pressure of AIDS : his sex radicalism and ours / Michael Moon -- A serpent in the grass : reading Walt Whitman and Frank O'Hara / David Eberly -- Whispering Whitman to the ears of others : Ronald Johnson's recipe for Leaves of grass / Ed Folsom -- Free verse in Whitman and Ginsberg : the body and the simulacrum / Amitai Avi-ram -- Fetishizing America : David Hockney and Thom Gunn / Robert K. Martin -- "Still on my lips" : Walt Whitman in Britain / Gregory Woods -- Walt Whitman in Ontario / Michael Lynch
Contents: Atlantic poets : "discovery" as metaphor and ideology / Maria Irena Ramalho de Sousa Santos -- Pessoa and Whitman : brothers in the universe / Susan Margaret Brown -- Whitman's "Live oak with moss" / Alan Helms -- Forays against the republic / Thom Gunn -- A postscript on Whitman / Ned Rorem -- Loving Walt Whitman and the problem of America / Alicia Ostriker -- Letters to Walt Whitman / Ronald Johnson
OCLC Number: 25026461
ISBN/ISSN: 0877453667