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Henry Miller and How He Got That Way$
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Katy Masuga

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641185

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641185.001.0001

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Leaves of Letters – Walt Whitman

Leaves of Letters – Walt Whitman

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(p.19) Chapter 1 Leaves of Letters – Walt Whitman
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Henry Miller and How He Got That Way
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Katy Masuga

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641185.003.0002

This chapter provides an analysis of Miller's relationship with Walt Whitman, and examines this sense of a transcendent literary correspondence. It shows that Miller's concern is not only to ‘borrow’ or allude to Whitman, but also to become his writing correspondent. The chapter furthermore shows how Miller participates in the development of twentieth-century literary theory by attributing it to the reconceptualisation of what writing does and does not do.

Keywords:   Walt Whitman, transcendent literary correspondence, writing correspondent, literary theory, reconceptualisation of writing

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