Explores Whitman's hope for "a written speech" and looks to "the culture of nineteenth-century American oratory" for precedents in the search for "a fusion of speech and writing," particularly "the epideictic or commemorative oratory of Daniel Webster and Edward Everett"; uses these materials to read "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry."
How to Cite:
York, J. A., (2001) “When Time and Place Avail: Whitman's Written Orator Reconsidered”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 19(2), p.90-107. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1673
Rights: Copyright © 2001 Jake Adam York