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Passage to Modernity: Leaves of Grass and the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York

Author: Ed Cutler

  • Passage to Modernity: Leaves of Grass and the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York

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    Passage to Modernity: Leaves of Grass and the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York

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Abstract

Provides a historical background of the London (1851) and New York (1853) Crystal Palace Exhibitions and, situating Whitman's response in relation to global contemporaries including Dostoevsky and Benjamin, argues for the importance of Whitman's attendance at the New York exhibition as an influence on Leaves of Grass.

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Cutler, E., (1998) “Passage to Modernity: Leaves of Grass and the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 16(2), 65-89. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1608

Rights: Copyright © 1998 Ed Cutler

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01 Oct 1998
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