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Hardcover, black cloth, issued w/o dust jacket, FIRST EDITION, edited by Geoffrey M. Sill, published by University of Tennessee Press, 1994, 8vo. Twenty-six essays on Whitman, who died in 1892 at his home in Mickle Street in Camden, New Jersey. He hoped that America would be able to preserve its diversity and tolerance of difference; that men and women would become the poets of their lives and dispense with those whom he called "priests"; that America would someday be able to finish the revolution begun in 1776 only to be sidetracked over questions of slavery and states' rights. Some essays are: "Strategies of Sex in Whitman's Poetry; Whitman & Nineteenth-Century Views of Gender and Sexuality; Whitman and Ethnicity; Whitman's Idea of Women; Walt Whitman & the Imagists; The Ghost of Whitman in Neruda and Borges
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This collection of essays commemorates the centennial of Walt Whitman's death and explores his contributions to the formation of the national identity of the United States.
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