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Cultural Authority in the Age of WhitmanA Transatlantic Perspective$
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Gunter Leypoldt

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748635740

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.001.0001

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Whitman among the Moderns

Whitman among the Moderns

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(p.247) Chapter 9 Whitman among the Moderns
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Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman
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Günter Leypoldt

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635740.003.0010

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

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