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"Average-Representing Grant": Whitman's General

Author: Martin T Buinicki

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Abstract

Examines Whitman’s changing attitudes toward Ulysses S. Grant from the Civil War through the poet’s late conversations with Horace Traubel, analyzes Whitman’s poetry and prose about Grant, and shows how Whitman eventually “saw in the general and his critics a symbol of his own poetic battles against the canons of tradition.”

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Buinicki, M. T., (2008) “"Average-Representing Grant": Whitman's General”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 26(2), 69-91. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1866

Rights: Copyright © 2008 Martin T Buinicki

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Published on
01 Oct 2008
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