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"Live Oak, with Moss" and "Calamus": Textual Inhibitions in Whitman Criticism

Authors: Steven Olsen-Smith , Hershel Parker

  • "Live Oak, with Moss" and "Calamus": Textual Inhibitions in Whitman Criticism

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    "Live Oak, with Moss" and "Calamus": Textual Inhibitions in Whitman Criticism

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Abstract

Examines "inhibiting assumptions--textual and aesthetic, not sexual"--that the authors believe "have persisted, apparently not so much unacknowledged by ... critics, but unrecognized" in the "Calamus" cluster in Leaves of Grass; reviews previous readings of "Calamus" and explores textual issues related to Whitman's editing and rearrangement of the cluster

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Olsen-Smith, S. & Parker, H., (1997) “"Live Oak, with Moss" and "Calamus": Textual Inhibitions in Whitman Criticism”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 14(4), p.153-165. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1507

Rights: Copyright © 1997 Steven Olsen-Smith and Hershel Parker

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01 Apr 1997
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