The Portable Walt Whitman
Penguin, 30 դեկ, 2003 թ. - 608 էջ
A comprehensive collection of Whitman's most beloved works of poetry, prose, and short stories
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It meets the demand I am always making of what seemed the sterile & stingy nature, as if too much handiwork or too much lymph in the temperament were making our western wits fat & mean. I give you joy of your free brave thought.
These notions, second nature to most readers today, were not available for Whitman; and in fact, as ways of understanding male-male eros, they are markedly different from the strategy he adopted. For most of the twentieth century, ...
Formerly, sexual desire had been seen as an appetite, or a sign of fallen nature, or the animal being against which moral humanity asserts itself, with institutions such as marriage being a kind of toilettraining for sexual desire.
by abandonment to the nature of things.” This instinct of metamorphosis, Emerson continued, ... He thought it could not fail to conform to natural law, no matter how unpredictable. Whitman took Emerson's faith in the metamorphic ...
In this context, Whitman wrote a series of magazine articles in which he tried to put together a defense of the American experiment as he understood it, allowing “full play for human nature to expand itself in numberless and even ...