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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... were of wildly uneven length, often wrapping around into more than one line of print; they grasped the reader by the lapels; they flouted expectations about “poetic” writing; and no topic or body part seemed to have been left out.
Yet because his poetic vision committed him to a view from below, to sympathies with outcasts, he was capable of surprising turns, like the eroticization of the black slave in “I Sing the Body Electric,” or like an extraordinary ...
Where Christianity places the soul above the body, for example, Whitman writes, in section 5 of “Song of Myself”: I believe in you my soul, the other I am must not abase itself to you, And you must not be abased to the other.
His project of finding beauty in mere existence allows him to get beyond the usual preference for the ideal over the actual, spirit over body. This dialectic is a constant source of movement organizing his verse.
11 The attention to the body and to sex that Whitman achieved in this way represents a watershed in modern culture. Formerly, sexual desire had been seen as an appetite, or a sign of fallen nature, or the animal being against which ...