Explores Whitman's negotiation of bachelorhood, examining how and why the poet avoided the word "bachelor" and its idea in print, yet embraced it in his persona; argues that Whitman's relation to bachelorhood "demonstrates the complexity we face in restructuring concepts like 'bachelorhood' from our own times, when the word has lost most of its resonance."
How to Cite:
Cohen, M., (1999) “Walt Whitman, the Bachelor, and Sexual Politics”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 16(3/4), p.145-152. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1619
Rights: Copyright © 1999 Matt Cohen