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By John E. Seery

The works of Walt Whitman were defined as masculine, female, postcolonial, homoerotic, city, natural, designated, and democratic, but arguments in regards to the volume to which Whitman may or will be thought of a political poet have not begun to be absolutely faced. a few students put out of your mind Whitman's figuring out of democracy, insisting on keeping apart his own works from his political works.

A Political better half to Walt Whitman is the 1st full-length exploration of Whitman's works during the lens of political idea. Editor John E. Seery and a set of well-known theorists and philosophers discover the political information of Whitman's poetry and prose, interpreting his religion within the strength of people, his demand a revolution in literature and political tradition, and his trust within the hazard of mixing heroic individualism with democratic justice. A Political spouse to Walt Whitman reaches past literature into political thought, revealing the ideology in the back of Whitman's demand the emergence of yankee poets of democracy.

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